Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM) is the public administration that manages almost all environmental and energy matters within the boundaries of the Brussels Capital Region. It has had a Green Purchasing Policy in place since 2009, and is currently in the process of updating this.
All public sector vehicle purchases or leasing in the Brussels region must meet exemplary environmental performance standards
Regional network of public procurers working on SPP established
Four workshops organised per year on SPP
Brussels-Capital Region is in the process of updating its Green Purchasing Policy applied since 2009. For three years, Brussels Environment has organised general and specific training sessions on SPP.
A network of Brussels green public procurers has been established (fr | nl). The network organises four workshops per year. It also has a website to centralise all relevant information about green procurement in general and in particular green procurement in Brussels. This includes criteria for a number of sectors, and access to a helpdesk. During the preparation of each workshop and training session, Brussels Environment is supported by experts to develop a set of criteria for each topic.
Since 2014/2015, all local and regional authorities in the Brussels region must meet new standards of environmental performance in the purchase or leasing of vehicles and be exemplary in managing their fleet.
Brussels launched a pilot project of green office supplies bulk buying in 2012.