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October 2020

Socially Responsible Procurement - Side Session - European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference

2 October 2020

October 2nd, 9:30 to 11am

Procurement is a powerful tool that helps public authorities meet their needs for products and services but offers the opportunity to drive the implementation of Agenda 2030. This can range from leveraging the power of procurement to achieve environmental goals, but also to foster fair working conditions, supporting gender-equality or marginalised groups, to improving conditions across a supply-chain in collaboration with industry.

This session explores the following questions: What are key challenges and drivers when getting started on socially responsible procurement? How can procurement be used to influence global supply-chains such as electronics? What are examples for the difference that socially responsible procurement made locally tackling social dumping? What are recommendations on how to leverage procurement for gender mainstreaming?

Confirmed speakers are: 

  • Anna Lupi, Policy Officer, DG Grow Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs European Commission
  • Elin Seveholt, Advisor Sustainable Procurement, Stavanger Kommune 
  • Mercè Corrretja, General Director of Public Procurement, Government of Catalonia 
  • Espen Nicolaysen, Head of Sustainable Procurement, City of Oslo 
  • David Salomonsen, Head of CSR and Procurement Law, City of Copenhagen

Join the session during Mannheim2020 European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference. Register here