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1 _____________________________________________ Supporting Ethical Procurement in the Public Sector Tuesday 19 November 2013 Kim Young, Sustainable Procurement Lead, Sustainable Scotland Network

2 _________________________________________________________________ Overview What is the Sustainable Scotland Network? Sustainable procurement Working Group Supporting the public sector The future 2

3 3 Local Environmental Quality / Environmental Services Sustainable Development Education Sustainable Development & Climate Change Who We Are

4 _________________________________________________________________ Who We Are Almost 250 members Representatives from all 32 local authorities Representatives from over 50 other public sector organisations Members include sustainability and environmental officers, procurement officers, facilities managers 4 SSN

5 _________________________________________________________________ What We Do National networking and collaboration Weekly Newsletter Quarterly Network Meetings Annual Conference Website: Training Best practice sharing Knowledge Hub Sustainable Procurement Working Group 5

6 _________________________________________________________________ Sustainable Procurement “…whereby organisations meet their needs for goods and services in a way that achieves value for money on a ‘whole-life’ basis and generates benefits not only for the organisation, but for society, the economy and the environment.” The Scottish Government, Sustainable Procurement Action plan (2009) 6 EconomicEnvironmental Social

7 _________________________________________________________________ Sustainable Procurement Working Group (SPWG) Meets approximately six times per year Chaired by Barbara Morton 29 members from across the public sector Three thematic areas of work: Timber and other Forest Products Food and Catering Services Fair and Ethical Trade 7

8 _________________________________________________________________ Current Work Sustainable Timber Procurement Toolkit 8

9 _________________________________________________________________ Current Work Working with Scotland Excel Timber contract- user questionnaire PPE contract- fair trade cotton options highlighted Core products Joint training sessions 9

10 _________________________________________________________________ Current Work SSN Annual Conference- case study Food labelling research ‘Still Hungry for Success’ consultation ‘Procurement Reform Bill’ consultation and scrutiny Inclusion of sustainable procurement in SCCD reporting 10

11 _________________________________________________________________ 11 The Future… “Using the goods of today, as the resources of tomorrow, at the price of yesterday”.

12 _________________________________________________________________ Thank you for listening Kim Young Sustainable Scotland Network Web: Tel:


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