BRUSSELS ENVIRONMENT

OVERVIEW

SPP IN BRUSSELS ENVIRONMENT

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.


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

      1.1m

      Population

      900

      Employees

      2012

      Date joined

      CONTACT

       

      Yannic Delmotte

      Project Manager

      WEBSITE (French)

      WEBSITE (Dutch)

      More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

      IN ACTION

      SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

      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.


      REGIONAL NETWORKING

      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.


      KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

      The sustainability of Brussels administrations’ procurements is evaluated every two years.

      Evaluation of sustainable public procurement 2011/2012:

      SPP SECTORS

      VEHICLES

      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.

      OFFICE SUPPLIES

      Brussels launched a pilot project of green office supplies bulk buying in 2012.

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      FURTHER INFORMATION

      For further information on the activities of Brussels Environment visit their website:

      Website (French)

      Website (Dutch)

      or email procurement@iclei.org