Europe's public authorities are major consumers. By using their purchasing power to choose environmentally friendly goods, services and works, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production – what we call Green Public Procurement, or GPP.
Although the use of environmental criteria in procurement procedures can lead to higher direct purchasing costs, these can be compensated by lower operating costs. From the analysis it is indicated that there are mainly two product groups leading to cost reductions through GPP - Construction and Transport.
Post date: 30 Nov 2011