The Scale of the Issue in London Councils in London spend over £10bn buying in goods and services 1 in 6 of Londoners of working age have a disability Over 200,000 are unemployed people in the Capital 25% of London businesses are BME owned Many are small to medium enterprises (SME) London produces 44 million tonnes of CO 2 each year Londoners generate 1.5 tonnes of waste every year
Sustainable Procurement can… Deliver cashable Efficiency Savings Achieve Community & Social objectives Improve the Local Economy Help to meet Climate Change targets Assist in reducing Waste & Increasing recycling Improve the Councils public image
Best Practice Case Studies The Islington Business Enterprise Team LB Camden Temporary Staff Contract London Fire Brigade Furniture Disposal
Key Questions… Can Sustainable Procurement deliver VFM? What about the EU Procurement Regulations?
Targets & Drivers UK Sustainable Development Strategy Procuring the Future The Local Government Sustainable Procurement Strategy LAA & CAA targets CSR 07 EU Landfill & Climate Change targets
Councils can lead on Sustainable Procurement by… Awareness raising & capacity building Nominating champions Awarding contracts on the basis of whole life costs & benefits Collaborating with others Using quick wins Linking it to key work objectives through the performance management system
Your role as an elected member Sustainable procurement is a strategic priority Link to the Sustainable Community Strategy Ensure that major procurements address sustainability VFM Reviews & a role for Scrutiny Promote your successes & Talk to the Community
Key Messages Elected members have a crucial role in delivering Sustainable Procurement Sustainable is more than just green and it does not equal expensive Ownership & Commitment are Key Sustainable Procurement is increasingly important in meeting Government goals and targets Help make sustainable procurement standard and not just an afterthought