MALMO

OVERVIEW

SPP IN MALMO

The City of Malmö, in the southernmost province of Scania, is Sweden's third largest city. The City of Malmö hosted the EcoProcura 2012 conference and has a keen interest in environmental, social and innovative aspects of public procurement.


SPP TARGETS

  • 100% organic food purchased by 2020
  • 40% reduction in food related emissions by 2020 (compared to 2002)

SPP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Increased internal purchase of ethically certified coffee from 0.5 % in 2006 to 60 % in 2012.
  • Policy for all food purchased to be organic by 2020

 

      300k

      Population

      20k

      Employees

      2012

      Date joined

      CONTACT

      Gabriella  Manieri

      Head of Procurement

       

      WEBSITE (Swedish)

       

      More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

      IN ACTION

      SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

      The City of Malmö has a commitment to purchasing organic and locally produced food, using procurement to phase out hazardous substances, improving recycling methods and stimulating innovation through its Environment Programme. It has also established a Code of Conduct for suppliers in conjunction with other Swedish Municipalities to try and ensure compliance with decent labour standards throughout the supply chain.


      INNOVATION PROCUREMENT

      Malmö are part of the ENIGMA FP7 Project, which aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. Coordinated by the city of Eindhoven, the project’s partner municipalities cooperate on procuring innovation and testing in a real life environment the technologies that their commercial subcontractors develop.


      ETHICAL PROCUREMENT

      A new job model has been introduced as a tool in public procurement to prevent unregistered, illegitimate labour, which follows Swedish and European law. Contractors are obliged to make sure that no illegitimate labour is being used during the process and that the employees work under good social conditions. Employees from a trade union (necessarily from a different sector) are involved as independent consultants for supervision and monitoring of workplaces. In the pilot project, social criteria have been defined requiring contractors to employ 1-2 people during the contract period who have been long-term unemployed.


      KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

      In 2013 an internal diagnosis of the Buy Recycled Network was conducted to identify strengths and weaknesses. A plan for future actions to improve the Network was created and an internal process of redesigning the network undertaken to extend its reach and provide it with new tools.

      SPP SECTORS

      FOOD

      The city policy is that all food purchased should be organic by 2020. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from food procurement should be reduced by 40 % by 2020, compared to the 2002 level, which was 13,360 ton CO₂-equivalents. In 2006 Malmö became Sweden's first certified Fairtrade City, and, for example, has increased its internal purchase of ethically certified coffee from 0.5 % in 2006 to 60 % in 2012.

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      FURTHER INFORMATION

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

      Website (Swedish)

      or email procurement@iclei.org 

      PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

      ENIGMA PROJECT

      Joint transnational pre-procurement in public lighting.

      Website

      INNOCAT

      Procurement of eco-innovative catering.

      Website