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 to support the completion of section five of the report

This short video from the 2016 training session covers both procurement and validation. The procurement video runs for 4.5 minutes followed by 3 minutes of validation.  This video was recorded during the 2016 Climate Change Reporting training.  The video content is very similar but not identical to the 2017 workshop, so please note – you may see some minor differences between the slides available on this page and the slides shown on the video. If you have any questions then please contact the SSN team.


Scottish Government Resources and Information

Scottish Government information on Public Sector Procurement


Scottish Government's Sustainable Procurement Duty Tools

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