Section five - procurement

Sustainable procurement is the process by which organisations make decisions on purchasing of utilities and resources that will maximise benefit to the organisation as well as minimising the impact on the environment. Sustainable procurement should help organisations assess resource purchase and use in relation to whole-life costings, origin of materials, operating costs and discard implications.  

As the Sustainable Procurement Flexible Framework will be covered in emerging legislation elsewhere, this section seeks to obtain information on how your organisation’s procurement policies and activities contribute to compliance with climate change duties.


The following resources are available on this page:

  • Slides from the training held in May/June 2016.  
  • A workbook  to accompany the videos of Supporting Reporting training session held in June and July 2016.
  • A populated example. As an example of the type of information that could be included within the reporting template, we have created a populated example including information from a variety of submitted 2014-15 Climate Change Reports. Please note that these are examples only and not a guide to the type of activity your public body should be undertaking to fulfill their duties within Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

View the presentation from the May/June training which can be used with the workbook and powerpoint slides.


Scottish Government Resources and Information

Scottish Government information on Public Sector Procurement


Scottish Government's Sustainable Procurement Duty Tools