RESOURCE CENTRE

SEARCH FOR RESOURCES (Total number: 1131)

RESOURCES SEARCH RESULTS ( 1 - 1 from 1 )

Procuring healthy and sustainable vegetables for Vienna’s nursing homes - Vienna
GPP Case Study- The City of Vienna prepares about 100,000 meals every day for kindergartens, schools, medical and nursing facilities and home delivery for pensioners. In 2019, a new framework contract for the supply and delivery of “earthy vegetables”, referring to vegetables growing directly in or on the soil, was needed to supply city-run nursing homes.The City wanted to encourage food sustainability along the entire supply chain, from production to delivery. This included requiring the seedlings to be certified as organic, to encourage suppliers to grow young plants in their own nurseries, using renewable energy, asking for producers to only use organic compost as fertiliser, and finally to encourage bidders to reduce packaging and transportation distance as well as to use low emission transport. All bidders were able to fulfil the criteria, and the winning bidder now provides city nursing homes with 100% certified organic produce.
English
Europe/EU, Austria
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
EC GPP Helpdesk
2020