Local Authority Environmental Management Systems and Procurement

2003 - 2006

LEAP developed tools for local authorities to systematically, effectively and efficiently deal with green procurement as part of an Environmental Management System (EMS). 

Tools developed included:

  • Developing a green procurement policy
  • Implementing joint procurement
  • Incorporating sustainability into different parts of the procurement process
  • The legal framework for green procurement
  • Standard environmental specifications for certain product groups
  • Assessing internal barriers to green procurement

Supported by the European Commission's LIFE Environment Programme