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Reducing Ozone Depletion through GPP - Shenzhen, China
Through the successful application of Green Public Procurement (GPP), Shenzhen has greatly reduced the use of products that contain Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS). Since Shenzhen began implementing GPP in 2006, the city has eliminated 150.9 tons of ODS, as well as greenhouse gases equivalent to 1,360,863 tons of CO2.
English
China
Energy, Waste
General GPP/SPP
2019
City of Gothenburg: Follow-up is key to sustainable procurement success
As a part of their work with sustainability, the City of Gothenburg strives for a responsible approach to conflict minerals such as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. These minerals, which are used in IT products, are extracted in conflict-affected regions under circumstances where human rights are routinely abused.
English
Europe/EU, Sweden
ICT (information and communication techn.)
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
2018
Database for Disinfectants (WIDES)- Vienna
WIDES ranks and scores products across a number of hazard categories, and all departments are required to use it for purchasing. It significantly contributes to transparency on the disinfectant market, and its impact is reflected in rising purchases of disinfectants with low risk potential, and influencing producers to use low impact ingredients.
English
Europe/EU, Austria
Cleaning, Medical equipment
General GPP/SPP
2018
Procuring the first Nordic Swan ecolabelled pre-school in Finland
In 2015, Hyvinkää Municipality set an ambition to procure the first ecolabelled pre-school in Finland. By building a pre-school to the standards necessary to achieve the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, Hyvinkää was able to promote a range of sustainability considerations, including promoting energy use and using sustainable building materials and methods. The winning bidder not only built the school, but also managed the ecolabel verification process, which the school successfully achieved in August 2017. This was the Procura+ Award winning tender in 2017 for Sustainable Procurement of the Year.
English
Europe/EU, Finland
Energy, Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Ecolabels
2018
Sustainable textiles for the fire service - Institute for Safety
The Institute for Safety worked with 19 fire service regions in the Netherlands to engage suppliers and encourage sustainable solutions to their textile needs. By purchasing clothing made from organic cotton and polyester from recycled fibres, they saved 134 tonnes of CO2 and prevented 262 tonnes of toxic additives and pesticides in one year alone of a 6-8 year contract. This was the Procura+ Award 2017 runner-up in the category Sustainable Procurement of the Year.
English
Europe/EU
Textiles
General GPP/SPP, Market Engagement
2017
Monitoring progress towards SPP in Flanders
The Government of Flanders has a target to achieve 100% sustainable public procurement by 2020. In order to track its progress towards this target, the Environment, Nature & Energy Department has developed a system for monitoring SPP, which it has integrated into existing accounting systems. Data can now be collected easily, in a format which generates useful, comparable results, and which can be used to guide future improvements.
English
Europe/EU, Belgium
Textiles, Energy, Furniture
General GPP/SPP
2017
Creating guidance and templates for market engagement
In 2016 Cornwall Council launched a project which focused on improving knowledge of and confidence around using market engagement techniques throughout the commissioning and procurement cycle. As a result, procurers and suppliers alike have been supported to participate in engagement, and activities are better targeted and more proportionate to the potential value to be gained.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Market Engagement
2017
Procura+ Case Study: Reuse and refurbishment of furniture
Public Health Wales adopted a new mindset when moving office in 2016, and instead sought suppliers who could reuse and remanufacture as much already owned furniture as possible. The winning tender provided an attractive, functional office design, in which 94% of furniture was reused or remanufactured.
English
Europe/EU, United Kingdom
Furniture
Circular Economy
2018
Suwon: A city for SPP Tender Implementation & Impact Monitoring
This case study shows how Suwon undertook successful SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring. Selected as a city for the “SPP Tender Implementation and Impact Monitoring” that is currently being carried out in Asia under the One Planet Network, Suwon kicked off the project in March 2017 and set the target for increasing the ratio of the annual Green Public Procurement (GPP) to over 40% and that of Recycled Asphalt Con¬crete (RAC) to more than 20%.
English
Buildings and construction, Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP
2018