UNEP Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement
Procurement processes that consider social, economic and environmental factors play a strategic role in trans- forming markets for more sustainable products and services; the ‘sustainable procurement’ approach can ad- dress not only the triple planetary crisis, but also salient socio-economic issues such as human and labor rights, diversity, inclusion and gender equality. Public procurement, which amounts to over US$13 trillion annually at global level, can prove to be a game changer in this regard. This was acknowledged by the international community when it included Target 12.7 on sustainable public procurement in the Sustainable Development Goals. More recently, private organizations have joined the global sustainable procurement movement thereby adding further to the transformation of demand signals towards sustainability.
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