Why Are We Involved?
Sustainable procurement is continuing in the state sector following a review of procurement policies by the new National-led Government, elected in November, 2008.
The Business Council encouraged the development of Government sustainable procurement – to help mainstream sustainable practice in business.
Sustainable practice should result in profitable business and better outcomes for the environment and people.
Businesses and governments which have introduced sustainable procurement report between 8% and 30% efficiency improvements – which go straight to the bottom line. Applied in New Zealand’, this could save the Government more than $1.6 billion a year.
This Guide illustrates success firms and Government agencies are having with sustainable procurement – and includes tender documents as samples.