PROCURING SUSTAINABLY, LEADING GLOBALLY
  • Public spending represents almost one fifth of GDP in the European Union - clearly, responsible public procurement represents a tremendous opportunity, not only to make our societies more sustainable, but also to ensure social justice and fair treatment.
    Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki

Helsinki - Finland

Sustainable Procurement Targets


The share of electric busses procured by HRT will be 30% by 2025


By 2020, all busses ordered by Helsinki Region Transport will run on renewable fuels


Latest Procurement Achievements

Sustainable Procurement in Helsinki

Helsinki City Strategy 2017-2021 includes the objective to be a carbon neutral city by the year 2035. The Carbon Neutral Helsinki 2035 action plan focuses mainly on sectors outside the EU Emissions Trading System, such as construction, transport and procurement, which have no binding emission goals. Procurement has been identified as an important tool in achieving the goal of carbon neutrality and the action plan includes many actions connected to procurement. These actions are in line also with the goals set in the City’s environmental policy for year 2020.

Key actions connected to procurement are to:

  • develop existing and introduce new criteria to take account of life cycle, circular economy and climate perspective in procurement
  • recognize relevant procurement in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and to develop emission calculations, life cycle modelling and climate effect evaluation regarding this procurement
  • apply environmentally emphasized effectiveness assessment in procurement
  • increase business cooperation via experimenting and pilots and to apply for funding to do innovative procurement to decrease greenhouse gas emissions
  • create strategic goals and a road map for sustainable and innovative procurement in City of Helsinki Group increase responsible procurement cooperation with municipalities, joint authorities and other public sector stakeholders

To increase sustainable procurement and to enhance related co-operation the City has also established an internal network for sustainable procurement.

 

 

Capital of Finland
>650k Inhabitants
715.48 km² Area
1,800/km² Density
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Helsinki in the Spotlight

Procura+ Awards 2019 – leadership on sustainable procurement of GLCN Cities continues to inspire
Procura+ Awards 2019 – leadership on sustainable procurement of GLCN Cities continues to inspire
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Letter from Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, one the GLCN on SP founding participants
Letter from Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, one the GLCN on SP founding participants
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Cities leading on sustainable procurement - First GLCN Summit at COP21
Cities leading on sustainable procurement - First GLCN Summit at COP21
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ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Mr. Simon Clement

Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 761 – 368 92 0
E-mail: simon.clement@iclei.org

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