Advancing Sustainable Procurement in the Public Sector

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What does Procurement have to do with the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals with 169 targets designed as a blueprint to help achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of a UN Resolution called "The 2030 Agenda".

Implementing the agenda requires co-operation amongst society including all governments, and as always, public procurement plays a key role.

Sustainable Procurement has a New legislative Home in our Province

This is an exciting time for Sustainable Development in our province.  As of November 8, 2018, The Climate and Green Plan Act is in effect. As a result of this new legislation, The Sustainable Development Act and The Climate Change and Emissions Reductions Act have been repealed.  But don’t worry, the new Act continues to promote sustainable procurement.

Let's get electric - Providing electric vehicle charging stations

As more electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles become available and as society transitions to these vehicles, municipalities and businesses look to increase electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for employees, customers and citizens in general. There are numerous EV charging station options with a variety of features in the marketplace… wondering where to start?

         Click here to get the Quick Guide for Sustainable Purchasing!

The Sustainable Procurement in Manitoba Working Group developed this document for professional purchasers seeking a “quick guide” for purchasing sustainable goods and services.

This document outlines the minimum sustainable recommendations for a wide variety of commodities and services commonly purchased by the public sector, businesses and the general public. 

                            Click here to get the guide!
 

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Link to Social Purchasing Portal                  Link to Lake Friendly                         Link to The Canadian Fair Trade Network

 

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