Sustainable Public Procurement /
With the imminent target of Agenda 2030, governments and organisations around the world are striving to find new and innovative ways of reaching their Sustainable Development Goals. This has led to a surge in interest in Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) as a means of ensuring that procurement policies and practices generate benefits not only for the organisations involved, but also for the environment, society and the economy.
Through a joint venture between Crown Agents and FCG, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is meeting the demand to develop SPP practices by funding a Global Capacity Development Programme on Sustainable Public Procurement to support the increased use of SPP practices in its partner countries. The programme will enable stakeholders to work together to accelerate sustainable procurement practices globally and ensure their purchasing decisions reflect broader goals linked to resource efficiency, climate change, social responsibility and economic resilience.