SPPP working group 4B newsletter

The second newsletter from the Sustainable Public Porcurement Programme (SPPP) working group 4B has been published. The newsletter is about supporting SPP through the use of Ecolabels & Sustainability Standards. The edition also contains a short article about the LANDMARK Conference.

To read the newsletter, please click here.

 

 

UNEP tweets about LANDMARK

UNEP's @10YFP twitter page has published a tweet about the LANDMARK report 'Success stories in socially responsible public procurement'. 

To read the tweet, please click here.

 

 

4 European public authorities rewarded for their Fair Trade cotton commitments

Bremen, 28. March, 2014

The Fair Trade Advocacy Office published a press release about the  first European Fair Cotton Procurement Awards, an initiative which recognises and rewards excellence in the sourcing of Fair Trade cotton and responsible purchasing. The awards were awarded at the final LANDMARK conference in Bremen on March 27, 2014. The awards were organised under the auspices of the project “Cotton on to Fairtrade procurement”.

Moderator Elba Estrada from the Fairtrade Advocacy Office in Brussels, recognised the city of Paris and the French Post office, the municipality of Traun in Austria and the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom for their excellence in Fair Trade cotton procurement.

To read the press release, please click here.

 

 

Conference about public procurement according to ecological and social criteria

Bremen, 27. März, 2014

Bremen's local press 'Weser-Kurrier' published a press release about the final LANDMARK Conference in Bremen and about the previous press Conference with Bremen's Mayor and Senator for Finance Karoline Linnert and LANDMARK Project Coordinator Philipp Tepper.

To read the press release in German, please click here.

 

 

Final LANDMARK conference brings together years of experience in socially responsible procurement

Bremen, 27. March, 2014

ICLEI's European Secretariat published a press release on the final LANDMARK Conference in Bremen.

To mark the conclusion of the LANDMARK project, the Senator for Finances of the State of Bremen (Germany) hosted today the final LANDMARK Conference. The conference drew on the project’s three years of experience, addressing challenges surrounding verifying social responsibility. 

The conference saw a dynamic plenary discussion with key speakers from different societal domains, a series of presentations by international experts and four different workshops on the topic. Moreover, the first European Fair Cotton Procurement Awards, an initiative which recognises and rewards excellence in the sourcing of Fair Trade cotton and responsible purchasing were also awarded at the conference. The awards were organised under the auspices of the project “Cotton on to Fairtrade procurement”.

To read the press release, please click here.

 

 

International LANDMARK Conference about socially responsible public procurement in Bremen

Bremen, 26. March, 2014

The Press office of Bremen's Senate published a press release about the LANDMARK press conference at the EuropaPunkt Bremen.

Together with LANDMARK project coordinator Philipp Tepper (ICLEI) and Dr. Pauline Göthberg (national coordinator of the Swedish County Council), Bremen's Mayor concluded about the LANDMARK project's impact on organisational change, that leads to great awareness about the potential of socially responsible public procurement. All agree that a lot has been achieved already, but that many challenges still have to be overcome.

To read the press release in German, please click here.

 

 

Conference on socially responsible public procurement of IT hardware in Schwerin

Schwerin, 22./23. Februar, 2014

The conference on socially responsible public procurement of IT hardware at 20-21. February in Schwerin offered a constructive and open exchange between different stakeholders. With over 80 participants, the conference brought together public buyers with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and computer manufacturers to discuss how the purchase of government departments and other public authorities can contribute to the improvement of working conditions in the global computer production. The documentation of the event can be found here.

Download the press release in German  here.

 

 

LANDMARK event on socially responsible public procurement

Oppenheim, January 29, 2014

The event on socially responsible public procurement has been opened by Oppenheim’s Mayor Klaus Penzer. After a short video on children slaves and discussion, Peter Defranceschi from the ICLEI Brussels Office introduced the topic and Dr. Kirsten Wiese from the City of Bremen talked about procurement legislation. The afternoon focused on sustainable procurement in the construction sector (esp. stones and timber) and on food supply.

Download the press release in German here.

 

 

Ver - portal for social responsibility published an opinion article about SRPP

 In June 2013,  'Ver', a Portuguese online portal on social responsibility published an opinion article about SRPP and the LANDMARK project. The article can be found here [Portuguese].

 

 

Social criteria in public procurement means better working conditions

Lisbon, 29 May 2013

First of its kind in Portugal, a discussion on the application of social criteria in public procurement, took place in spring 2013. The seminar "Landmark: Public Purchases More Just and Sustainable",showed that the application of social criteria may generate fair labor conditions in global production chains at the national and international levels.

Download the press release in Portuguese here.

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