Scaling Circular Procurement

LONG TERM AMBITION

Build circularity in our economies through sustainable procurement

CONTEXT

  • Leveraging the purchasing power by buying more sustainable goods and services can help drive markets in the direction of sustainability

  • The Sustainable Development Goals have reiterated the strong link between environmental protection, sustainable development and public procurement, with the inclusion of target 12.7

  • Currently, incorportation of circularity requirements in procurement practices has not been broadly applied, yet it holds important potential

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify highest value opportunities to leverage procurement to scale the transition to circularity in economies

  • Collaborate with the public and private sector to support the intergration of circularity in the procurement cycle

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The report Ā«Building circularity in our economies through sustainable procurementĀ» was launched at the World Circular Economy Forum 2018. The report highlights and draws attention to the potential of procurement as a tool to scale circularity in products and services.

Building on the findings of the report, the UN Environment Programme, in collaboration with the One Planet Network, aims to include circularity requirements in sustainable procurement practices for govenments and private sector in upcoming procurement and sectoral projects and initiatives.

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