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Five ways to implement sustainable procurement

Designating training institutes, possibly as a joint operation with the proposed cell, as centres of excellence on SPPs would be useful in the long run

Illustration by Binay Sinha

Illustration by Binay Sinha

Sanjay Kumar
The government in March last year notified a task force on sustainable public procurement (SPP) to transform its procurement policies in the light of climate change and sustainable development goals. A year on, the SPP’s stakeholders are waiting for a public announcement.

The UK started a similar SPP journey in 2005. In 2006, its task force report — Procuring the Future — paved the way for the country’s SPP execution, with the aim of making the country an SPP leader in the EU by 2010. The UK is now one of the leading countries in this field, not only in Europe
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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 9:05 PM IST

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