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.
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.
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.