BIRMINGHAM

OVERVIEW

SPP IN BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK, and largest, most populated local authority with 1.1m inhabitants. Birmingham has a vision to become a leading green city, by establishing a programme of work which will help it adapt to climate change, reduce carbon emissions and increase the number of green jobs.


SPP TARGETS

  • Target to reduce carbon emissions 60% by 2027 (compared to 1990 levels)
  • Establishment of a Green Commission to advise the City Council on achieving its green ambitions

    1.1m

    Population

    €2.3bn

    Budget

    CONTACT

    Jacqueline Homan

    Head of Sustainability

     

    WEBSITE

     

    More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

    IN ACTION

    SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

    Birmingham’s Sustainable Procurement Strategy is currently being updated to focus on the themes of environment, economy and society, with initiatives within these themes including; local and district energy generation; supporting local business, SMEs and third sector ogranisation; purchasing Fair Trade products and considering social value.


    SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT

    The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility which is signed by all suppliers entering into a contract with the council, and one of its six principles is to be ‘Green and Sustainable’ i.e. aim to protect the environment, minimise waste and energy consumption, and use other resources efficiently.

    SPP SECTORS

    Birmingham has implemented projects relating to its Carbon Roadmap:

    • Exploring hydrogen fuelled buses
    • Converting old taxis to reduce emissions
    • District heating and energy mapping as part of a decentralised heat network
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      KEY DOCUMENTS

      FURTHER INFORMATION

      For further information on the activities of Birmingham City Council visit their website:

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      or email procurement@iclei.org 

      PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

      SMART PROCUREMENT INNOVATION ALLIANCE

      Retrofitting municipal buildings with innovative technology

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      CEPPI

      Sustainable energy solutions through pro-innovation procurement.

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