PROMOTING FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY THROUGH PROCUREMENT

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Policy Local Authorities (LA) - Organizations involved in GPP of timber - GPP directives/manuals - Standard specifications
Presentations workshop on "Public procurement as a tool for promoting sustainable forest management" organized by WWF
WWF Spain together with Madrid City Hall organized in Madrid on October 2013 the workshop “Public procurement as a tool for promoting sustainable forest management”. The event gathered in Madrid different actors, from public administrations to forest products suppliers and specifiers.
You can find the speakers presentations in the link above.
Language:

Spanish

Country:
  • Spain
Publisher:

WWF Spain (2013)

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Policy Local Authorities (LA) - Training via other organizations
Presentation for training of local governement (in Belgium - Dutch version)
Power point presentation, developed and used by FSC Belgium, to train local governements on sust procurement of timber products
Language:

Dutch

Country:
  • Belgium
Publisher:

FSC Belgium (2013)

Author:

FSC Belgium

Policy Local Authorities (LA)
Durham City Council: Sustainable Timber Procurement Policy
The policy requires that all timber and wood products that Durham purchases are from independently verifiable sustainable sources, traceable from the forest to the final processor through a chain of custody. Recycled wood is preferable.The policy includes e.g. definitions, model specification texts and model contract conditions.
Language:

English

Country:
  • UK
Publisher:

Durham City Council (2009)

Policy Local Authorities (LA)
Cornwall Council Corporate Responsible Procurement and Commissioning Policy
The policy requires council officers to take sustainability considerations into account when procuring. One key objective and council's commitment is procuring legal and sustainably sourced timber and wood derived products - wherever possible independently verified. Recycled, re-used and re-manufactured products are also compliant.
Language:

English

Country:
  • UK
Publisher:

Cornwall Council - Corporate Procurement Team (2013)

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Policy central government
The Norwegian Action Plan 2007 - 2010
Environmental and Social Responsibility in Public Procurement(Sustainable Public Procurement)
Short English version of the Norwegian Action Plan on SPP: “tropical wood shall not be used neither in the building itself nor in materials used in the building process” and “the public sector will take social responsibility through its procurement by contributing to ethically acceptable production, trade and consumption. This includes what is often referred to as 'Fair Trade'."
Language:

English

Country:
  • Europe/EU
Publisher:

Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality and Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration and Reform (2007)

Policy central government
UK public procurement policy on timber
The policy requires that all timber and wood-derived products must be from only independently verifiable legal and sustainable sources which can include from a licensed Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). It is mandatory for all Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies.
Language:

English

Country:
  • UK
Publisher:

cpet - central point of expertise for timber procurement (2013)

Policy central government
Danish guidelines on public procurement of legal and sustainable timber
Voluntary tool aiming to help public buyers in actively seeking to buy legal and sustainable timber.
2 options recommended for buyers, when inviting tenders: minimum requirements for 1)legal timber and a certain amount of sustainable and/or recycled timber (typically at least 70%) 2)legal timber only and (optional) award criteria for a high share of sustainable and/or recycled timber
Language:

Danish

Country:
  • Europe/EU
Publisher:

Danish Minister for the Environment, Ms Karen Ellemann (2010)

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Policy central government
Strategic Programme for the Forest Sector
Finnish National Public Procurement Policy for Wood-Based Products
17 June 2010
Whole life cycle of products and the benefits of wood with respect to sustainable development are to be taken into consideration in the guidelines for public procurement. Priority has to be the use of products made from renewable natural resources on environmental and climate protection grounds.
Language:

English

Country:
  • Europe/EU
Publisher:

Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy (2010)

Policy central government
Plan d’action du gouvernement en faveur des forêts tropicales
7 avril 2004
All public purchasing of tropical wood must come from legally origin and forests sustainable managed. For paper products (graphic paper and copy paper), for instance, it is recommended to incorporate in the technical specifications at least the criteria equivalent to the EU-Ecolabel or to an international certification for the sustainable management of the forests or for recycled paper
Language:

French

Country:
  • France
Publisher:

French Government

Policy central government
Green Tenders
An Action Plan on Green Public Procurement
Irish National Action Plan on GPP containing a section on "construction" which contains information on GPP of wood (page 25-27): Illegal logging and deforestation, FLEGT Action Plan, Due Diligence, Sustainable Forest Management and voluntary forest certification and examples.
Language:

English

Country:
  • Europe/EU
Publisher:

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (2012)

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