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+Sustainable City Council – City of Barcelona
Barcelona City Council has been implementing SPP for almost two decades, and in 2006 it launched the +SCC programme which introduced firm purchasing commitments which are applicable to all council departments. Participatory processes have been central to the development of the +SCC Programme, and were used to develop strategic goals and define compulsory criteria for 12 high priority procurement categories.
English, Catalan, Spanish
Spain
General GPP/SPP
City of Barcelona
2017
Alliance for Sustainable Procurement Report of the Ministry for Economy and Technology to the Head of the Councillors Office, 22 October 2012
This is the annual report on achievements at the federal level to implement Sustainable Procurement in Germany.
German
Germany
Textiles, Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
2012
City of Portland Sustainable Procurement Policy
2018 Update
This policy applies to all types of City-funded procurements and to all City divisions and employees.
Specific employee roles, responsibilities, and expectations are further described within this policy.
English
United States
General GPP/SPP
2018
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
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
2014
A Plan for Public Procurement: Enabling a healthy future for our people, farmers and food producers
The ambition of the Plan is to (1) making it easier for procurers to deliver a good service through a clearer, more consistent approach, (2)giving a clearer, more consistent method and message to suppliers, to show them exactly what
the public sector is looking for and (3)opening up the supply chain to a wider range of companies.
English
United Kingdom
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
UK Department for Environmental Food and Rural Affairs
2014
Basque GPP Programme 2020
The Green Public Procurement Programme of the Basque Country 2020 establishes the
policy framework needed to mobilise the Basque Administration as a whole and ensure that it embraces and takes onboard environmental criteria in its procurement process.
English, Basque, Spanish
Spain
General GPP/SPP
2016
Vancouver’s Ethical Purchasing Policy
The goal of the City of Vancouver’s Ethical Purchasing Policy (EPP) is to ensure that all suppliers to the City meet, at a minimum, the performance standards outlined in the Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes core labour conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
English
Canada
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
City of Vancouver
Public Procurement of Innovation Policy Framework
This Public Procurement of Innovation Policy Framework describes the partnership and procurement arrangements Rijkswaterstaat wants to use to bring about innovations in its public procurement policy and implementation.
Rijkswaterstaat is also working on an Innovation Agenda which outlines which innovations will be given the highest priority.
English
Netherlands
General GPP/SPP
2015