Ethical trade and public procurement London, 8 December 2010 Sustainable public procurement in the Netherlands Dr. Frans Papma, former advisor of the Dutch governement on sustainable public procurement.
London, 8 December 2010
Sustainable public procurement in the Netherlands
Dr. Frans Papma, former advisor of the Dutch governement on sustainable public procurement
Summary:1. Short overview of Dutch policy makingFocus on international supply chains:2. What is “sustainable” in international supply chains?3. How can (public) buyers tell whether products are sustainable?The Dutch answer is:work with “supply chain initiatives”.
including rights of local communities
Example: migrant workers in natural stone
Dutch government recognises supply chain initiatives. Such as ETI, FSC, WGDN
2. How can public authorities verify that products from far away are sustainable?
Don’ts for buyers
Same solution: sector approach, “supply chain initiatives”
Quality requirement for supply chain initiatives: away are sustainable?
Information on Dutch sustainable procurement policies:
Thank you, away are sustainable?