21 December 2016

UNOPS receives award for best practice in sustainable procurement

UNOPS, an operational arm of the United Nation's, has achieved a "gold level" rating after completing the CIPS sustainable procurement review. Only five organisations in the world have achieved the honour. The accolade recognises organisations that implement progressive policies, procedures and practices to promote sustainable procurement.

"We welcome this award as it strengthens our resolve to provide greater support to our partners and clients in achieving the sustainable development agenda," said Grete Faremo, UNOPS Executive Director. "To receive the gold level in the Sustainable Procurement Review two times consecutively and to obtain a score of 97/100 is a tremendous accomplishment," said Patricia Moser, UNOPS Procurement Group Director. "This speaks to how we continuously strive to be leaders in the field of sustainable procurement."

Going forward, UNOPS is focused on driving sustainability further down its supply chain by sourcing locally and engaging small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as those owned by women. The UN body buys more than $700 million worth of goods and services for partners every year, in support of peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects worldwide.

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