The LANDMARK project – moving towards socially responsible public procurement
LANDMARK was an international project co-funded by the European Union (Programme Non-State Actors and Local Authorities, managed by EuropeAid) and was developed on the basis of a partnership between seven European organisations including cities, local governments, national and international expert organisations.
LANDMARK concentrated on addressing the purchasing practices of public authorities in Europe, particularly from local governments. Channeling the buying power towards products and services produced under fair and just conditions had a considerable impact on improving global supply chains, mainly by developing working verification schemes of social responsibility.
LANDMARK was implemented over a period of three years (April 2011 – March 2014) and made socially responsible public procurement a reality.