Public Procurement and Property

Driving for net zero – Glasgow’s ‘Emission Free Fleet’

March 10, 2022 by No Comments | Category Case study, climate change, Environment, net zero, Sustainability, Sustainable Procurement, Sustainable Procurement Tools

Glasgow City Council are leveraging their fleet strategy to procure zero emission vehicles, supporting the Council’s ambitions of achieving net zero by 2030. To support the implementation of their Fleet Strategy, the Corporate Procurement Unit have worked collaboratively with their key stakeholders to design and develop the sourcing strategies for their Fleet requirements.

A new case study published on the Sustainable Procurement Tools platform focuses on their tender for the Purchase, Maintenance and Repair of 26-ton Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Refuse Collection Vehicles.

Wide stakeholder engagement and use of the Sustainability Test enabled the Corporate Procurement Unit to include several questions relating to the carbon emissions of vehicles into their evaluation criteria, which will result in the delivery of 19 new hydrogen-powered Refuse Collection Vehicles by 31st October 2022.

By embracing green hydrogen, Glasgow will be taking a big step towards its net-zero future, through the delivery of the world’s largest number of hydrogen-powered refuse vehicles. You can read more about their procurement process over on the Case Studies section of the Sustainable Procurement Tools website, which can be accessed both by registered and unregistered users of the Tools.

Our Sustainable Procurement Tools have been designed to help public sector organisations identify and address how they can optimise the economic, social and environmental outcomes of their procurement activity. You can access these tools for free by registering here.

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