Factsheet: Green public procurement (COM(2008)400)

Green public procurement (COM(2008)400)

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Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Green Public Procurement (GPP) - Com(2008)400: Public procurement for a better environment
Description: 
Green Public Procurement (GPP) is a process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured. The basic concept of GPP relies on having clear, verifiable, justifiable and ambitious environmental criteria for products and services, based on a life-cycle approach and scientific evidence base. In the Communication “Public procurement for a better environment” (COM (2008) 400) the Commission recommended the creation of a process for setting common GPP criteria.
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate green public procurement.
Responsible Authority: 
DG Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008