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Reducing food transport emissions through route optimisation and more efficient vehicles - City of Helsinki
EC GPP Case Study - Helsinki Service Centre aimed at improving their operations of food transportation to become more customer-friendly and reliable, save costs, significantly reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Three separate calls for tender were published that jointly cover all food transportation and logistics for Helsinki Service Centre.
English
Europe/EU, Sweden
Food and catering, Transport and vehicles
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2019
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD ENVIRONMENTS
Discussion Paper - This discussion paper aims to contribute to the European Union (EU) ‘Farm to Fork’ Strategy for sustainable food, which should be launched early in the EU’s 2019-2024 legislative cycle. The paper discusses the potential of public food procurement to leverage a sustainable food systems transition, and explores how the EU can contribute to advance national and local strategic public
food procurement policies.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
European Public Health Alliance, Health Care Without Harm
2019
European NGO Network on Green Public Procurement
Environmental NGOs have knowledge and experience with many of the environmental issues addressed by GPP criteria, such as hazardous substances, waste management, energy efficiency etc, and therefore represent vital stakeholders when promoting GPP. The objective of the NGO Network is to increase the uptake of GPP through the EU by building NGO capacity to support public authorities.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Cleaning, Green spaces, Events, Waste
General GPP/SPP
Webinar - Procurement of Food & Catering
European Commission Webinar on sustainable procurement of food with an emphasis on the role of market engagement and with examples from Copenhagen, Denmark and Turin, Italy.
English
Europe/EU, Denmark, Italy
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP, Market Engagement
European Commission
2016
PROCURING VENDING MACHINES IN HEALTHCARE: Guidelines to promote healthier and sustainable choices
This publication aims to provide guidelines for healthcare organisations that wish to procure healthier, more nutritious, and more sustainable vending services. Vending machines can be found in many public settings in Europe, including healthcare facilities. They offer a convenient solution to provide staff, patients, and visitors with basic food options when it is not possible to run a fresh meal service.
English
Europe/EU, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
Health Care Without Harm
2019
GPP to promote low GWP alternatives to HFCs
The aim of this study carried out by Rocardo-AEA and Gluckman Consulting was to determine the extent to which F-gases are taken into account within public procurement in Europe currently and to identify promising target areas for promoting low GWP alternatives to have maximum impact.
English
Europe/EU
Food and catering, Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction, Medical equipment
General GPP/SPP
Ricardo-AEA and Gluckman Consulting
2015
Preparation and delivery of healthy and sustainable school meals
The City of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve aims to increase awareness and interest in
healthy and sustainable food among children (as well as parents and school staff); training people far from employment; and, motivating the market to provide more sustainable food.
English
Europe/EU, Belgium
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
2019
Criteria for the procurement of fairtrade food in Austria
The document lists the legal context for fair food procurement and gives a blueprint for criteria suitable for tenders.
German
Europe/EU, Austria
Food and catering
Fair trade, Social responsibility
2018
GPP criteria in Sweden - website reference
The website provides a wide range of GPP criteria as well as many other tools and information.
English, Swedish
Sweden
Food and catering, Textiles, ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Buildings and construction, Office stationery, Medical equipment, Furniture
General GPP/SPP
SEMCo - The Swedish Environmental Management Council