Public procurement sustainability deals with the impacts of the environment and also targets the bigger picture where in the economic and social dimensions are also condired. At the same time, the benefits in politics and health are also dealt in a sustainable public procurement.
A well maintained public procurement will have a great contribution to the different goals in the society and this article will be discussing on a number of effects of these public procurements.
The advantages that the environment will get.
In order to achieve the goals of the environment, it is very important that public authorities have a well maintained public procurement.
A sustainable public procurement that includes the criteria of the environment will allow the environment to reach its general goals and objectives.
There are some issues in the environment that a good public procurement can contribute in solving and these are:
The discharge of greenhouse gases – a serious damage to the environment can be avoided by procuring a much safer products and services.
Water consumption – water saving equipments should be included on public procurements.
The use of efficient energy and resources – a procurement of products that have eco-designs.
Environmental pollution – limiting the use of deadly substances and supervision on the different chemicals used in the environment.
Proper garbage disposal – an added procurement about the processes that will generate less garbage and requiring the community to recycle and re-use.
Sustaining the agricultural industry – organic products are added in public procurement.
The problem of deforestation – buying wooden products that are from a legal supplier.
It is said that a sustainable public can be norm-establishing for a few private consumers.
An established standard in the society as well as the private sector can greatly affect the market and this is possible because of a well maintained public procurement. A well developed public procurement technique by communicating with the result and initiative will allow procuring groups to show the effects in the market that will probably provide a positive result.
A well maintained public procurement will contribute to the increase of public awareness on environmental problems. This is possible by the procuring of products and services that have impacts in the environment during their use and highlighting the different benefits of these products and services to the environment resulting to the increased awareness of the public. An example for this is buying food that is produce from organic ingredients, this will increase the awareness of the food suppliers and the consumers.
The social benefits of public procurement.
A well maintained public procurement will have a good contribution to the social factors in the environment whether nationally or internationally.
If you want to have a sustainable public procurement, the you should have a good social requirement in the environment.