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

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

CCSP releases its 14th State of the Nation Report on Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada

Have you been wondering what other public sector organizations are doing to advance sustainable procurement – or wondering what to do next in your own institution? Take a look at the Canadian Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement’s 2023 Annual Report on the State of Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada! 

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Drawing on the hard work and success stories of the CCSP’s network of 50 member institutions from coast to coast, this report highlights national sustainable procurement trends, showcases CCSP member accomplishments, and features success stories from across Canada throughout 2023.

Procurement teams saw uncharacteristic increases in inflation and supply chain disruptions rooted in extreme climate events and international conflict, making for rocky progress at times. However, CCSP members continued to advance their sustainable procurement programs, with several adding more staff capacity and activating across all four pillars of environmental, social, Indigenous, and ethical.


What’s in this years’ report?

The report highlights emerging and evolving trends and best practices in sustainable public procurement and profiles the developments and success stories from CCSP members. You can find our guiding 10-point Best Practice Framework for a high-performing program on page 14.  


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


2023 Trends in Sustainable ProcurementWe’ve highlighted ten hot topics in the world of sustainable purchasing this year. Things like a renewed attention on modern slavery, rising ambitions to protect biodiversity, increasing focus on measurement and reporting, and continued momentum on Indigenous procurement and supplier diversity.  

Member Benchmarking and Program Developments Wondering how our members become sustainable procurement champions? We conducted benchmarking interviews to support members in assessing their progress in implementing the Best Practice Program Framework. 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 – We’re all about celebrating CCSP members’ successes, so we have shared stories resulting from their work of incorporating sustainability into real procurements. From the City of Winnipeg and City of Ottawa driving social value through service contracts, to the University of British Columbia heavily weighting sustainability in its Food Services, and City of Saskatoon saving water, we love seeing our members “do the doing” in sustainable procurement. Read more about our members’ stories in this section.  

2023 CCSP Operations – This section of the CCSP Annual Report provides an overview of the sectors in which our network operates, charting our time investment across various sectors, and the geographic distribution of our members across the country.  


We hope you join us in celebrating the successes and hard work of the CCSP members and share this Report far and wide!  

Please navigate to our ABOUT CCSP page to download the full report. It’s not too late to join the 2024 CCSP community! Contact Amanda Chouinard, Program Manager, at if you’re interested in learning more.  

CCSP members have access to a community of practice with peer organizations who have similar goals to align their sustainability values with their purchasing practices.  

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