NANTES

OVERVIEW

SPP IN NANTES

Nantes is a city in western France. It has been implementing SPP since 2001, and together with Angers and the Loire region founded the Réseau Grand Ouest Public Procurement and Sustainable Development network.


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Co-founder of the Réseau Grand Ouest Public Procurement and Sustainable Development network
    • 100% of the paper bought by the City public authority is from recycled sources
    • 90% of cotton t-shirts and sweatshirts  worn by governmental officials are from organic and fair-trade sources

      483k

      Population

      4,600

      Employees

      2009

      Date joined

      CONTACT

      Patricia Dupré-Cormerais

      Project Officer

       

      WEBSITE

       

      More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

      IN ACTION

      SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

      Nantes introduced a new sustainable public procurement strategy in 2008, which aims to fall within France’s overall policy on sustainable development (Agenda 21) and Nantes’ Climate Plan (Plan Climat de Nantes Métropole).


      FROM GREEN PROCUREMENT TO RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION

      This ranges from consumption reduction, recycling, consumption of tap water as opposed to bottled water, producing more durable products, considering recyclability, water recovery, recycling of ink cartridges (70% economy), planning staff travel, shredding green waste to using sawdust instead of water and herbicides.


      SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT

      A discussion panel has been created for fair-trade and sustainable procurement to provide a forum for procurers from both the public and private sector and institutional and association partners. It also brings together decision makers and procurers from the public and private sectors through events.

      SPP SECTORS

      PUBLIC FOOD CATERING

      Seasonal products are encouraged and where this is not possible, imported products like coffee, tea, fruit juices and chocolate should be from fair trade sources. 11% of the food served in school canteens is biological and local. The biological products already introduced are: apples, milk, yoghurt, carrots, cabbages, dates, dry apricots and bread, as well as fair trade rice.

      TEXTILES

      After the successful production promotional organic and fair-trade cotton t-shirts at the Rugby World Cup in autumn 2007, 90% of cotton t-shirts and sweatshirts (approximately 1000 pieces) worn by governmental officials are now from organic and fair-trade sources.

      PAPER

      Beginning with 2013, 100% of the paper bought by the City public authority is from recycled sources (label Blue Angel).

      WOOD

      The certification of sustainable forest management is required: PEFC timber for European wood products and FSC for exotic products. If the raw wood markets meet these requirements (from 70% in 2007 to 100% in 2012), much work remains to be done for wood products (40%).

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      FURTHER INFORMATION

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

      Website

      or email procurement@iclei.org