Our mission –
The importance of the development of sustainable procurement
And what it is worthwhile for
Careful and responsible use of our resources and our environment are the basis for a policy that meet the demands and needs of our population and future generations. In the fight against the climate crisis, this is more relevant than ever.
With a share of about 14% of GDP, public procurement is an essential economic factor in Austria. It is important to make use of this leverage for a sustainable future. In order to support the European path towards more sustainability and to fulfill the exemplary function of the public sector in Austria, the Austrian Action Plan for Sustainable Public Procurement was enacted by the Federal Government.
The task of sustainable public procurement is to reduce the negative ecological and social impacts by purchasing services and goods in line with needs and in accordance with the principles of economy, efficiency, appropriateness and the available budgetary resources.
The impact of sustainable procurement is manifold:
|Climate protection / CO2 reduction||Health protection||Quality assurance|
|Promotion of circular economy||Occupational safety and health||Transparency|
|Resource saving and use of renewable materials||Adherence to hygiene standards||Informational assurance|
|Energy efficiency||Fair remuneration||Support for regional delivery|
|Waste prevention||Compliance with collective agreements||Promotion of innovation|
|Preservation of biodiversity||Reasonable working hours||Corruption prevention|
|Animal welfare||Promotion of diversity||Cartel prevention|
|Avoidance of food waste||Anti-discrimination measures||Prevention of dumping prices|
|Moderate use of space||Prevention of forced labour||Fair competition|
|Noise reduction||Prevention of child labour||Prevention of money laundering|