In focus: how Pittsburgh’s leverages purchasing power for sustainability
The US city is a leader in leveraging its purchasing power for sustainable development. The city of Pittsburgh is committed to drive sustainable procurement as a means to be a role model for climate action, local workforce development, fair and green consumption as well as circular use of resources.
What this means in practice can now be explored in the newly published Sustainable Public Procurement profile.
As a member of the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, coordinated by ICLEI, Pittsburgh shares targets such as ‘by 2030 the City intends to operate a fully fossil-fuel-free fleet’. The SPP profile also showcases recent achievements for instance in reducing emissions or establishing ‘The Marshall Plan for Middle America (MP4MA) Roadmap’.
Pittsburgh not only leverages procurement to achieve environmental targets, but also works to support businesses owned by women and people of color as well as to engage local tech start-ups for public sector needs.
Explore the full profile here.
Get to know more about the Global Lead City Network here.