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Mapping Initiatives for Ethical Public Procurement in Europe
Report commissioned on behalf of The European Working Group on Ethical Public Procurement and The Swedish National Agency for Public Procurement. the report compiles information on different methods in place to ensure good working conditions in the supply chains when procuring goods and services in the public sector. It shows how procuring authorities work on everything from risk analyses prior to a procurement, to how the specific legal working conditions are followed to ensure adherence in practice.
English
Europe/EU, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway
Social responsibility
Upphandlingsmyndighetens
2017
Certification concepts for energy efficient data centres. Comparison of certification services in the EU
Several concepts and tools have been proposed and implemented at international level to support energy efficiency measures in data centres including energy efficiency metrics and monitoring, guidelines for procurement and best practice as well as comprehensive management and certification concepts.
In this paper, the main management and certification concepts available in the EU are briefly evaluated and compared regarding their practical effectiveness and specific benefits.
English
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency
PrimeEnergyIT Project consortium
2012
Deep Dives on Societal Needs
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 societal needs of the municipalities which are to be addressed through PCP.
English
Europe/EU
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Joint procurement, Pre commercial procurement
2014
State-of-the-Art in Urban Public Lighting
ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. The project’s 5 partner municipalities, lead by Eindhoven, cooperate on procuring innovation. This report introduces the goals and first findings of the Project.
English
Europe/EU
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
ENIGMA project
2014
Report on PCP knowledge base
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 brings together information, experience and other (practical) contributions on PCP, and provides a synthesized process suitable for across European national boundaries.
English
Europe/EU
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
2014
If not now, when? Responsible procurement in Baden-Württemberg
Articles from public authorities and NGOs from discussions at a workshop on responsible public procurement held in Baden-Württemberg, Germany November 2012.
German
Germany
General GPP/SPP
Dachverband Entwicklungspolitik Baden-Württemberg (DEAB), dem forum für internationale entwicklung + planung (finep) und der Werkstatt Ökonomie
2013
Green Public Procurement in the Asia Pacific Region: Challenges and Opportunities for Green Growth and Trade
This report reviews and analyzes the progress of Green Public Procurement (GPP) policies, challenges and opportunities in APEC economies in the context of green growth and promotion of trade in environmental goods and services (EGS). It includes the elaboration of a database of environmental criteria of eight groups of products. The information considered in this study has been gathered through questionnaires and bibliography review.
English
International, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea; South, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
General GPP/SPP
APEC
2013
Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services
Many of the products people use on a daily basis are made from fossil raw materials. However, ‘bio-based’alternatives for these products are available at an increased rate. Bio-based products are an important step in the transition to the bioeconomy. In the bioeconomy renewable biological resources (“biomass”) replace
fossil raw materials. The Handbook summarised key concepts.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Textiles, Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Buildings and construction, Medical equipment, Infrastructure
Biobased products
2018
Creating sustainable smartphones: Scaling up best practice to achieve SDG 12
This report from Transform Together distils the key areas of concern and leading practice across the smartphone life cycle covering design, raw materials, production, use, product life extension and end-of-life. Deriving from this analysis, it proposes practical and replicable key recommendations for governments, industry and consumers to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable consumption and production patterns for smartphones.
English
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Fair trade, Circular Economy
Transform Together