18 April 2012

Cape Town develops green procurement guidance

The City of Cape Town (South Africa) recently developed an Information and Guideline document on the Implementation of Green Procurement in the city. The document describes the desired state of practice for the implementation of green public procurement and environmental legal compliance in Cape Town.

Intended to be the first step towards the implementation of green procurement in the city, the document outlines the aims, objectives and principles of green procurement. It also explores what should be considered and undertaken during the supply chain management process in a fully capacitated situation where green procurement is being implemented.

The initiative was undertaken by the city’s Supply Chain Management Department and will contribute significantly to ensuring Cape Town remains a city where resource efficiency and financial management continue to be cornerstones of local government’s business.

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