Green procurement by local government: a review of sustainability criteria

Zeppel, Heather (2014) Green procurement by local government: a review of sustainability criteria. Working Paper. University of Southern Queensland , Brisbane, Australia. [Report]

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This report assesses green purchasing practices by local government associations and councils. Green public procurement is the purchase of 'goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle' (European Union, 2011). It includes the purchase of sustainable technologies, products and services for energy, water, waste, and materials efficiency (i.e. recycling), in council buildings, offices, facilities, works, and fleet. This report reviews local government guidelines and standards for green procurement, and green purchasing programs for councils(e.g. Eco-Buy, Sustainable Choice). It examines local government adoption of sustainability criteria and standards for assessing green products and services. Council benefits from green procurement include: cost savings, reducing environmental impacts/risks, energy and water saving targets, greenhouse and waste reduction strategies, and community service.


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Additional Information: Copyright © Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development 2014. All rights reserved. Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this report may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the publisher. Any enquiries should be directed to: infoacsbd@usq.edu.au Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 26 May 2014 02:02
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 02:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: green procurement; local government; sustainability; Australia
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25109

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