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Understanding Wage Issues in the Tea Industry
Wage levels are an issue of concern across the globe as individuals, companies and governments wrestle with how wages paid to workers relate to costs of living, corporate and national competitiveness, profitability and broader macroeconomic trends and challenges.
English
International, India, Indonesia, Malawi
Food and catering
Social responsibility
OXFAM
2013
Success stories in socially responsible public procurement
The report 'Success stories in socially responsible public procurement' contains a series of success stories on how public authorities have put socially responsible procurement into practice and raise awareness about global supply chain issues in numerous product lines.
English
Europe/EU
Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Furniture
Fair trade, , Social responsibility, ,
LANDMARK Consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2014
Ethical and Sustainable Procurement
This publication introduces procurement professionals to the key concepts behind ethical procurement and provides practical advice for getting started. It not only addresses procurement specifications, but recognises the importance of how a buyer conducts their relationship with suppliers, including contract negotiation.

The guide has a specific focus on procurement across borders, especially when buying from unfamiliar places with weak worker protections, or countries with potentially unfamiliar work cultures.
English
International
Social responsibility
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and Traidcraft
2013
Supplement to the 2012 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement: Balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in procurement
This report details numerous instances of governments, the private sector, donors and international organizations adopting sustainability in their supply chains.
English
International
Energy efficiency, Fair trade, , Life-cycle costing, , , , , Social responsibility,
United Nations
2012
A review of Dutch policy for socially responsible public procurement
This research reviews if and how international labour standards are incorporated in Dutch government tenders into four sectors: electronics (and phones in particular); (work) clothing; coffee (for coffee machines); and natural stone (used for the (re)development of streets and public spaces)during the period January 2013 to October 2013.
English
Netherlands
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Buildings and construction
Life-cycle costing, , , Social responsibility
2014
DIHR - ICAR Briefing Note: Protecting Human Rights through Government Procurement
English
International, Denmark
General GPP/SPP, Fair trade, , , Social responsibility,
International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and The Danish Institute for Human Rights
Healthier Procurement: Improvements to working conditions for surgical instrument manufacture in Pakistan
One category of goods with significant human rights risk is the production of surgical
instruments. Thousands of surgical instruments are used every day in operations
throughout Sweden and the UK, and a proportion of these instruments are produced
in the city of Sialkot, in north-eastern Pakistan. Although Pakistan has ratified all
eight International Labour Organisation Core Conventions, labour rights abuse in the
country is still widespread.
English
International, Pakistan
Medical equipment
Social responsibility
2015
Quo Vadis, Beschaffung?
Eine Bestandsaufnahme der sozial verantwortlichen öffentlichen Beschaffung: Reformen, Spielräume, Vorreiter
German
Europe/EU, Germany
Social responsibility
Christliche Initiative Romero e.V. (CIR)
2014
Security Healthy Returns - Realising the financial value of sustainable development
This document provides an insight into the financial savings for projects which deliver financial, social and environmental benefit. Along with the supporting resources this report is primarily intended to aid finance professionals and those managers and decision makers working with finance colleagues, to realise these benefits.
English
United Kingdom
Social responsibility
NHS
2016
Agents for change: How public procurers can influence labour conditions´in global supply chains. Case studies from Brazil, Pakistan and Thailand
This report focuses on the social aspects of supply chains and examines how contracting authorities in the EU can use social criteria to improve labour conditions in countries where poor labour standards are rife
English
Europe/EU
General GPP/SPP
Swedwatch
2016
Fostering Innovation Through Public Procurement - a research study
This report examines how public procurement in Northern Ireland can better encourage innovation – the creation of new processes, products, ideas and services.
English
United Kingdom
Innovation procurement (PPI)
NICVA
2015
Carbonn Climate Registry - 5 Year Overview report (2010 - 2015)
This Five Year Overview Report of the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR) provides a synopsis of reporting trends by local and subnational governments around the world that have been reporting their climate commitments, performance (greenhouse gas inventories) and actions between November 2010 and November 2015.
English
International
ICLEI
2015