REYKJAVIK

OVERVIEW

SPP IN REYKJAVIK

The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is made up of approximately 120,000 inhabitants. The City employs almost 8,000 staff and has an annual procurement budget of over 70 million Euros (excluding utilities and companies owned by the City). Green public procurement (GPP) was first introduced in Reykjavik in 2003.


SPP TARGETS

    • Reduce greenhouse gases 35% by 2020 and 73% by 2050 (based on 2007 levels)

    SPP HIGHLIGHTS

      • Developed a checklist for procurers to evaluate the environmental impacts of procurement
      • Committed to reducing greenhouse gases 35% by 2020 and 73% by 2050 (based on 2007 levels)
      • Green Cleaning Programme helped cut costs in half and increase the market share for ecolabelled cleaning services in Iceland

          120k

          Population

          7800

          Employees

          2009

          Date joined

          CONTACT

          Eygerður Margrétardóttir

          GPP Responsible

           

          WEBSITE (Icelandic)

           

          More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

          IN ACTION

          SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

          After revising its GPP code in 2009, Reykjavik developed a checklist for procurers where the environmental impacts of procurement were evaluated. One of these policies will focus on climate and air quality, where the City has committed to reducing greenhouse gases by 35% by 2020 and by 73% by 2050 based on 2007 emission levels.


          ePROCUREMENT

          In 2013, the City Of Reykjavik developed a data bank to be used for unifying the cities' school lunch programmes to help the city achieve a healthier and more efficient purchase of ingredients. It will also speed up production and procurement of suppliers for the school cafeterias and allow for better evaluation of ingredient needs.

          SPP SECTORS

          Reykjavik has applied SPP to the following:

            • Cleaning Services
            • Vehicles

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            KEY DOCUMENTS

            FURTHER INFORMATION

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

            Website (Icelandic)

            or email procurement@iclei.org