Read the Latest and Greatest Sustainable Procurement Trends and Success Stories from the CCSP

CCSP releases its 12th State of the Nation Report on Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada

Have you been wondering how to get started on sustainable procurement in your institution – or feeling disconnected from what others are working on? Take a look at the Canadian Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement’s 2021 Annual Report on the State of Sustainable Procurement in Canada.

Download from here.

Drawing on the hard work and success stories of the CCSP’s network of 40 member institutions from coast to coast, this report highlights sustainable public procurement best practices, emerging and evolving supply chain trends, and real developments and stories from Canadian public sector organizations.

In the face of supply chain chaos, climate change, and increasingly prevalent human rights violations, CCSP members have invaluable access to a community of practice with a common goal of aligning their sustainability values with their purchasing practices – this report shares what they’ve been up to in 2021!

What’s in this years’ report?

Discover how the CCSP defines sustainable procurement through recognizing environmental, social, Indigenous, and ethical pillars. If you’re looking for guidance on the building blocks of a program, check out our Best Practice Framework for High-performing Programs (pg. 11).

Read on to see what else you can find in the report.

  • 2021 Trends in Sustainable Procurement – We featured a fresh take on ten hot topics in sustainable purchasing across the country. Things like the burning call to action in the face of climate change, sustainability for food services, and expanding EDI through the rise of JEDI.

 

  • Member Benchmarking and Program Developments – Wondering how our members become sustainable procurement champions? Head to this section to see the ever-popular Moon Chart Ratings for each member and their main developments across the 10 Program Elements.

 

  • Member Success Stories  – This is where you can see CCSP members in action. From the City of Calgary and City Vancouver activating on social procurement, to Indigenous hiring at the City of Winnipeg’s Millennium Library, to electric bikes and busses in the District of Saanich and City of Brampton. These folks are ‘doing the doing’ in sustainable procurement.

 

  • 2021 CCSP Operations – A brand-new section to the CCSP Annual Report, providing a snapshot of network activities, charting elements like our time investment across services, Peer Exchange speakers and topics, and the geographic distribution of our members across Canada.

 

Despite the setbacks our world has faced in the last two years, we’re honored to have witnessed our members strides in sustainable procurement, and to share them through this year’s Annual Report.

Please navigate to our ABOUT CCSP page to download the full report, and contact Amanda Chouinard, Program Manager, if you’re interested in learning more about the community.

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