OUR PARTICIPANTS
PROCURING SUSTAINABLY, LEADING GLOBALLY

ABOUT THE NETWORK

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is a group of 14 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. All participating cities are acting as ambassadors of sustainable procurement to lead to a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society.

For more information, download the GLCN ON SP brochure.

Who are we?

Seoul (Republic of Korea) - Chair of the Network -, Auckland (New Zealand), Budapest (Hungary), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Cape Town (South Africa), Denver (United States), Ghent (Belgium), Helsinki (Finland), Montréal (Canada), Oslo (Norway), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Tshwane (South Africa), Quezon City (Philippines) and Warsaw (Poland), we are the fourteen cities that are part of the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement. We are are taking an exemplary role globally by purchasing sustainably and setting ambitious targets.

ICLEI acts as co-ordinator of the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement. Building on its 20 years of experience on sustainable procurement, ICLEI is supporting the Network cities in our target setting, implementation and monitoring of measures.

Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) has welcomed the initiative and is looking forward to its integration in the 10YFP on SPP Programme.

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WHY SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT?

Procurement makes up a significant proportion of public expenditure. According to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), an average of 15 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) is spent through public procurement systems each year, amounting to over $10 trillion.

By introducing sustainable criteria, an organization makes sure that the products and services bought achieve value for money and generate environmental, societal and economic benefits.

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WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?

As leading cities, we want to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement and procurement of innovation worldwide. We form a unified voice within the international community to raise awareness and foster sustainable development.

Our aim is to meet, share and develop capabilities to implement sustainable purchasing practices, as well as to help develop a supportive political framework for implementation.

By taking smart procurement decisions, we can reduce negative environmental impacts, achieve financial efficiency, encourage innovation, boost green jobs, and strengthen labor rights.

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COMMITMENTS

Cities participating in the Network are leading by example globally in sustainable procurement implementation.

We have committed to:

  • Set ambitious, quantified targets on SPP
  • Report on our achievements
  • Act as global and regional champions of SPP

We are currently working on the establishment of these clear and measurable targets, which will be announced before the end of 2016.



PUBLICATIONS

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is producing a series of publications, presentations and other tools of interest for public authorities implementing sustainable procurement and procurement of innovation practices.



News

ICLEI Europe hosts Korean GPP delegation
ICLEI Europe hosts Korean GPP delegation
ICLEI Europe hosts Korean GPP delegation

ICLEI's European Secretariat hosted a delegation of Korean public sector and development organisations on 14 June to explore Green Public Procurement in policy and practice in European cities and regions. The delegation, organised by the


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ICLEI Europe hosts Korean GPP delegation

16 June 2017

ICLEI's European Secretariat hosted a delegation of Korean public sector and development organisations on 14 June to explore Green Public Procurement in policy and practice in European cities and regions. The delegation, organised by the Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI), included representatives from Korean ministries, research institutes, city development corporations and several national agencies for tourism and shipping.

The visit focused on various aspects of sustainable public procurement, including GPP target setting, implementation strategies, monitoring mechanisms and the scope and definition of green product and service categories addressed by European GPP criteria. Mark Hidson, Global Director of ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre, presented ICLEI's background in sustainable and innovation procurement and exemplified current GPP projects, platforms and initiatives on the European and global levels involving cities and local governments.

ICLEI and KEITI are partners in the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, involving 14 cities acting as ambassadors for sustainable procurement to lead to a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society. They also cooperate with UNEP on the 10 Year Framework Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production.

For more information, visit the ICLEI Sustainable Economy and Procurement and KEITI websites.

The City of Buenos Aires issues its Sustainable Procurement Profile
The City of Buenos Aires issues its Sustainable Procurement Profile
The City of Buenos Aires issues its Sustainable Procurement Profile

The Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires has been working on the inclusion of sustainability criteria in public procurement processes since 2012. Amongst their achievements, having trained in sustainable procurement more than 400 pur ...

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The City of Buenos Aires issues its Sustainable Procurement Profile

9 May 2017

The Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires has been working on the inclusion of sustainability criteria in public procurement processes since 2012. Amongst their achievements, having trained in sustainable procurement more than 400 purchasers within the Goods and Services Purchasing and Procurement System, having developed three SPP Recommendations Guides, and leading SPP processes both in Argentina and in the region.

Buenos Aires is already purchasing different products introducing sustainable criteria. When buying materials and electronic devices, the City aims at reducing energy consumption and to encourage the use of renewable energies. Requirements such as durability and waste management are considered when acquiring computer equipment. Buenos Aires adopted an electronic government management model in order to reduce the amount of paper used. For the printing paper that needs to be purchased, it is required that it derives from sugar cane making process or that it has specific certificates.

The City sets up new challenges for the future with the goal of stimulating the demand for more sustainable goods, services and businesses, by performing a role in the validation of suppliers that increasingly taking sustainable criteria into account.

To read the Sustainable Procurement Profile, visit here

Auckland's City Rail link, a good practice of sustainable procurement
Auckland's City Rail link, a good practice of sustainable procurement
Auckland's City Rail link, a good practice of sustainable procurement

Expected to be finished by 2024, Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) is the largest infrastructure project in the City and will cater for 30,000 passengers per hour at peak times on trains that will run every 10 minutes. In Auckland, transport is r ...

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Auckland's City Rail link, a good practice of sustainable procurement

10 April 2017

Expected to be finished by 2024, Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) is the largest infrastructure project in the City and will cater for 30,000 passengers per hour at peak times on trains that will run every 10 minutes. In Auckland, transport is responsible for about 40% of GHG emissions – the majority from road transport. By offering commuters a new possibility, Auckland will reduce its footprint and will help New Zealand to meet its international commitments on climate change.

The CRL is a good example of sustainable procurement, as sustainability underpins the whole project from conception to construction. It is the first public transport project in New Zealand to measure carbon emissions associated with its construction and operation. It also aspires to achieve zero waste to landfill. The project also has a social component, by focusing on skills legacy, apprenticeships and new jobs for the unemployed.

Key sustainability initiatives planned for the street tunnels over the project lifetime include the use of LED street-lighting, installing tree pits in the street to collect and filter stormwater runoff, and switching from diesel generators to grid electricity during construction. Furthermore, sustainability is embedded into the management systems.


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Contact

To find out more about the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, contact:

ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre
c/o ICLEI European Secretariat
Mr. Mark Hidson

Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg
Germany

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

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