MALMO

OVERVIEW

SPP IN MALMO

The City of Malmö, in the southernmost province of Scania, is Sweden's third largest city. Malmö's total procurement volume is €0.9 bn per year. Through strategic public procurement the City of Malmö aims to take social and ecological responsibility and create incentives for the providing companies to revise their social and environmental agenda.


 SPP HIGHLIGHTS

  • The City of Malmö will be climate neutral by 2020
  • By 2030 the whole municipality will run on 100% renewable energy
  • Ecological and ethically certified products are the first hand choice in all purchases
  • The global goals for sustainable development of the UN have been adopted as local goals

330k

Population

26k

Employees

2012

Date joined

 

CONTACT

Ulrika Svallingson

Sustainability coordinator

 

WEBSITE (Swedish)

 

More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

IN ACTION

SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

The policy regarding public procurement states that public procurement and other purchases should - apart from being permeated by the fundamental principles of public procurement - be guided by environmental, social and ethical terms. In practice, this results in contractual terms regarding, for example, ethical conditions for persons in the supply chain.


SPP TARGETS

  • The Cityof Malmö will be climate neutral by 2020
  • By 2030 the whole municipality will run on 100% renewable energy
  • The City of Malmö will incorporate terms in procurement agreements to ensure that employees providing the purchased services get a fair salary, vacation and work time

CIRCULAR PROCUREMENT

The City of Malmö is a partner in the Interrreg Baltic SEA Circular PP project: Using innovation procurement and capacity building to promote Circular Economy. The main focus of this project is to use public procurement in the Baltic Sea Region as a catalyst to enhance the market uptake of innovative circular products and services by building capacity among all stakeholders of the value chain (namely procurers, suppliers and policy makers) and introducing the principles of circular economy thinking in the call for tenders in a close feedback dialog with SMEs. The City of Malmö has chosen furniture as the pilot sector for this project.

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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PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES

Circular PP

Using public procurement in the Baltic Sea Region as a catalyst for the circular economy

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