20 September 2016

GLCN on SP outlines the procurement activities of Cape Town

The South African city of Cape Town has been profiled as part of its membership of the Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN on SP). The profile looks at the sustainable procurement activities of the city.

Cape Town has integrated sustainability into its policies and procedures, and environmental sustainability is now a criterion in procurement decision-making. A set of Green Procurement Guidelines have been published to help staff include the sustainability criteria when compiling specifications and tender documents. The city’s achievements and its challenges for the future are also explored in the profile.

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is a group of 14 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. All participating cities act as ambassadors of sustainable procurement to create a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society.

To view the profile, click here. [PDF]