CITY OF CREMONA

OVERVIEW

SPP IN CREMONA

The city of Cremona is situated in the Po Valley (Pianura Padana) in Lombardy. Approximately 70,000 inhabitants live in Cremona, the capital of Cremona province. Cremona signed the Aalborg Charter in 1999 and the Aalborg + agreement in 2004, and includes GPP criteria in its public procurement.


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Introduced organic foods and fair trade drink/snack dispensers in schools
    • Cleaning services procurement specifies environmentally friendly products and low energy equipment
    • Transport services criteria includes environmental requirements

        70k

        Population

        2009

        Date joined

        CONTACT

        Tania Secchi

        Director, Financial Department

         

        WEBSITE (Italian)

         

        More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

        IN ACTION

        SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

        Cremona Municipality Board signed the Aalborg Charter in 1999, followed by the Ferrara Charter and the Aalborg + agreement in 2004. In the past, Cremona's commitment to sustainability has resulted in the enlargement of the district heating system, the improvement of waste disposal as well as the organisation of environmental education activities and awareness raising campaigns on environmental protection. By signing up to the Procura+ campaign, it committed itself to supporting the use of environmental criteria in public procurement.

        SPP SECTORS

        CATERING

        Introduced organic foods (vegetables, fruit and pasta) and fair trade drink/snack dispensers in schools.

        OFFICE SUPPLIES

        Purchase of recycled paper for photocopiers.

        CLEANING SERVICES

        Tenders include the constant use of environmentally friendly products and equipment with low energy consumption.

        TRANSPORT SERVICES

        Criteria includes environmental requirements such as use of transport with low environmental impact, as well as use of packaging made from recycled material, and reduction in the quantity of packaging.

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        FURTHER INFORMATION

        For further information on the activities of Cremona visit their website:

        Website (Italian)

        or email procurement@iclei.org 

        PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

        SUSTAINABLE CITIES INITIATIVE 1999

        "Waste Disposal and Energy in Cremona" project, as part of the 1999 "Sustainable Cities Initiative" (promoted by the Environmental Ministry)

        GPPinfoNET PROJECT

        Aims to raise awareness of GPP and support implementation.

        Life+ funded.

        Website