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Eco-innovation Action Plan
Launched by the European Commission in December 2011, the new Action Plan will build on the valuable experience gained to date from its successor (the Environmental Technologies Action Plan) – especially in promoting eco-innovation’s development and uptake across Europe.

The EcoAP is a significant step forward for eco-innovation, moving the EU beyond green technologies and fostering a comprehensive range of eco-innovative processes, products and services. The ambitious plan will also focus on developing stronger and broader eco-innovation actions across and beyond Europe.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI)
European Commission, DG Environment
2011
Cornwall Council Corporate Responsible Procurement and Commissioning Policy
Cornwall Council's Responsible Procurement Policy requires council officers to take sustainability considerations into account when procuring, with a focus on six sustainability aspects: Environmental Sustainability & Carbon management, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Ethical Sourcing, SME Engagement, Health and Safety.
A guide for Suppliers has also been published and can be downloaded from the Council's website.
English
United Kingdom
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Office stationery, Green spaces, Furniture
General GPP/SPP, SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
Cornwall Council
2013
Synthesis: Who has the power? Review the rules of the game for more equity in agricultural value chains
A study of models of power concentration in supply chains, unfair trade practices and their consequences for the sustainable development of Southern countries.
French
International
Food and catering
Fair trade, Social responsibility
BASIC/Fair Trade Advocacy Office
2014
Better Eating, Better Learning: A New Context for School Food
This document sets the agenda for Scotland for the coming decade to help drive further improvements to school food and children and young people’s learning about food and its contribution to their overall health and wellbeing.
English
United Kingdom
Food and catering
Fair trade, Social responsibility
The Scottish Government
2014
On our plate today: healthy, sustainable food choices (Executive summary)
Funded by the European Commission (EC) LIFE+ programme, LiveWell for LIFE is a ground-breaking project that not only set out to show how low carbon diets can help achieve a reduction of at least 25% in greenhouse gas emissions from the EU food supply chain but also showed how these can be healthy, nutritious and affordable.

The project also aimed to influence policies and practices to ease the adoption of low-carbon diets in the EU – and in particular in our pilot countries: France, Spain and Sweden – and ultimately, to put the issue of sustainable diets on the EU policy agenda.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP, Fair trade
WWF, Friends for Life Europe
Full study: Who's got the Power? Tackling Imbalances in Agricultural Supply Chains
In this context, the Fair Trade movement has commissioned this study to explore and analyse the issue of power concentration in agricultural chains: What is the relationship between buyer power and unfair trading practices (UTPs)? What are the impacts on small farmers, workers and the environment? How can legal systems regulate buyer power effectively?
English
International
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP, Fair trade, SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
BASIC/Fair Trade Advocacy Office
2014
Buying Sustainable Timber: A guide for public purchasers
The document is aimed at any small, medium or large
company, wholesalers and retailers that supply public buyers with products of
wood (furniture, office paper, etc.) or that are suppliers of construction companies that work for the public sector. This guide defines the different ways in which Companies in the timber sector can demonstrate compliance with the requirements legal and sustainability issues that may be included in the bids published by the European public authorities.
Spanish
Europe/EU
Timber and forestry , Furniture
Fair trade
Sustainable Timber Action
2014
Practical guide to innovative public procurement
The purpose of this new guide is to help buyers build their own way of identifying and capturing this strength of innovation. Built as a toolbox, it wants to be a reservoir of ideas, processes, and think tanks to enrich the practices of the purchasing departments.
French
France
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
Ministère de l'economie et de finances/Ministère du redressement prdouctif
2013
Requirements Smart Lighting Solutions
ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. The 5 project partner municipalities cooperate on procuring innovation. This report identifies in detail the requirements of the municipalities.
English
Europe/EU, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway
ICT (information and communication techn.), Lighting
Joint procurement, Pre commercial procurement
2014