Other tools and approaches
Sustainable procurement is about far more than buying ‘green’ products: it embraces wider demand management, and contract management and also supply chain impacts. It’s also about ensuring energy and resource efficiency as well as long term cost effectiveness .GBS are important tools in the box: but not the only ones.
A wide range of sustainable procurement training and guidance is available through the National Sustainable Procurement Programme.
We also support and encourage:
- EU Green Public Procurement programme (GPP)
Guidance and tools developed by the EU including the GPP standards for sustainable procurement. Read more…
- The Flexible Framework
This tool (xls download) and guidance (pdf) is a widely used self-assessment package which allows organisations to measure and monitor their progress against sustainable procurement. The package describes the activities that organisations may need to undertake and organisations to record their progress against the Flexible Framework’s performance levels.
- Learning from the Olympics: sustainable construction procurement
The Government has published London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – The Legacy: Sustainable Procurement for Construction Projects. You can read more about it in our SD Scene article.
- Treasury ‘Green Book’ guidance, including evaluation of environmental impacts.
Green Book available to download (pdf)
- Best practice case studies published in 2011 by the formere Centre of Expertise in Sustaianable Procurment.
Case studies available to download from National Archives
You may also be interested in
- A scoping study on sustainable procurement tools and databases (pdf) that documents the wide range of procurement tools available, including a library (xls download) that catalogues and describes the function of the tools.
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