Sustainable Procurement in Government

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Executive Summary

Green Procurement is smart procurement - it means improving the efficiency of public procurement at the same time using public market power to bring about major environmental benefits locally and globally. Businesses and Governments which have introduced sustainable procurement report between 8% and 30% efficiency improvements - which go straight to the bottom line. Sustainable public procurement means Government agencies must consider long-term economic viability, minimizing environmental impact and being socially responsible when procuring goods, services or works at all stages of the project.

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