The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is a group of 14 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. All participating cities are acting as ambassadors of sustainable procurement to lead to a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society.
ICLEI acts as co-ordinator of the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement. Building on its 20 years of experience on sustainable procurement, ICLEI is supporting the Network cities in our target setting, implementation and monitoring of measures.
By introducing sustainable criteria, an organization makes sure that the products and services bought achieve value for money and generate environmental, societal and economic benefits.
Africa is represented by the Cities of Cape Town and Tshwane in South Africa. Cities participating in the Network are leading by example globally in sustainable procurement implementation and have committed to:
• Set ambitious, quantified targets on SPP
• Report on our achievements
• Act as global and regional champions of SPP
Cape Town: Cape Town (South Africa) is known as the greenest city in Africa. Since the City of Cape Town is a major buyer of goods and services in the Cape; sustainable procurement aims to ensure that this significant buying power is focused on environmentally responsible products that are locally manufactured where possible, in order to promote local economic development and more sustainable consumption and production. For more information click here (http://glcn-on-sp.org/cities/cape-town/)
Tshwane: The City of Tshwane’s Vision 2055 commits itself to a path of sustainable economic growth, one in which economic growth is decoupled from natural resource use and negative impacts. Public procurement is regarded as important for supporting local economic development by promoting local and small enterprises. Whilst an overarching strategy does not yet exist for sustainable public procurement, there are emerging pockets of best practice that are collectively pointing to a steady move towards greener procurement. For more information click here (http://glcn-on-sp.org/cities/tshwane/)
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