8 November 2016

GLCN profiles sustainable procurement activities of Denver

The City of Denver (USA) has been profiled by the Global Lead City Network (GLCN), providing an insight into the Coloradan city's efforts to make its procurement activities more sustainable. The city hopes to expand the concept of environmentally preferable purchasing into a more full-bodied policy on sustainable procurement, one which focuses not just on what is purchased but also on the sustainability practices of major suppliers.

Among its sustainable public procurement achievements, the city has managed to reduce emissions by incorporating compressed natural gas (CNG), hybrid and electric vehicles into its vehicles fleet, expanded the amount of solar panels in the city, and increased the quantity of locally produced food purchased by the municipal government.

The city is also taking steps to increase the recyclability, durability and reusability of the products it purchases. The GLCN on Sustainable Procurement is a group of cities committed to driving a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. All participating cities act as ambassadors of sustainable procurement to lead to a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society.

To read the profile, click here.