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Procurement, Climate and Public Sector Reporting at the SSN Conference

June 14, 2022 by No Comments | Category climate change, conference, Environment, Sustainability, Sustainable Procurement, Sustainable Procurement Tools

On 25 May, this year’s annual Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) Spring Conference took place. The event focused on how climate reporting can help drive progress and prioritise action on the climate emergency.

We hosted a breakout session on ‘Procurement, Climate and Public Sector Reporting.’

This session covered an overview of Climate and Procurement work across the public sector to date, including:

  • Sources of support such as the Sustainable Procurement Tools platform. Designed to support Scottish public sector procurers to adjust to a more resource-efficient and sustainable procurement practice. The platform also hosts a bank of best practice case studies as well as relevant procurement guidance, aligned with the Procurement Journey.
  • Updates to the standardised statements and guidance associated with question 4C.7: Environmental Management in the Single Procurement Document. Full details can be found on the Procurement Journey. Guidance for buyers on how to implement these statements is available on the Climate Emergency section of the Procurement Journey, with accompanying guidance for suppliers on the Climate Emergency section of the Supplier Journey.
  • Guidance on evaluating Bidder Climate Change Plans is available on the Sustainable Procurement Tools.
  • “From now to 2030 climate impact plans (FNT2030)”, introduced to support organisations as they progress climate impact planning.

Visit the SSN website for the breakout session slide packs and plenary session recordings.

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