The Green Public Procurement (GPP) initiative offers environmentally friendly guidance and criteria to public authorities when purchasing goods, services and works. Although a voluntary instrument, it plays a role in the EU’s efforts to become a more resource-efficient economy by assisting governments to make a contribution to sustainable consumption and production.
To be effective, GPP requires the inclusion of clear and verifiable environmental criteria for products and services in the public procurement process. The European Commission and a number of European countries have developed guidance in this area, in the form of national GPP criteria.
BSEF continues to offer scientific information and comments on the GPP Criteria.