VAXJO

OVERVIEW

SPP IN VAXJO

Växjö Municipality is situated in Kronoberg County in southern Sweden. The Municipality was created in 1971 by the amalgamation of the City of Växjö with the surrounding municipalities. Växjö has a long-term strategy to take the environment and climate into account. 


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • 34% reduction of CO2 emissions per inhabitant by 2009
    • 70% decrease in CO₂ emissions, equivalent to 40-50 kg less CO₂ per tonne of delivered goods
    • Goal to become ´Fossil fuel Free´

    85k

    Population

    7000

    Employees

    2012

    Date joined

    CONTACT

    David Braic

    Procurement Manager

     

    WEBSITE (Swedish)

     

    More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

    IN ACTION

    SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

    The goal set by Växjö in 1993 to become "fossil fuel free" has led to a reduction of 34% carbon dioxide emissions per inhabitant by 2009. In particular Växjö has worked with notable success to make transport more efficient and environmentally friendly. Vaxjo has implemented strict new sustainability criteria in their procurement activities, aiming to inspire others in Sweden to do likewise.


    ePROCUREMENT

    Using an e-purchasing system and a joint distribution centre, the number of goods deliveries to municipal facilities in Växjö have decreased by by as much as 80%. An optimised delivery plan with predetermined routes inform the facilities in advance when to expect deliveries, which helps them to plan their work and resources, and also saves a great deal of time. The whole process is managed via the internet.


    KEEPING TRACK OF SPP

    The benefits of the coordinated goods transport scheme include:

    • over a 70% decrease in CO₂ emissions, equivalent to 40-50 kg less CO₂ per tonne of delivered goods;
    • greater efficiency and time savings
    • lower costs and therefore more efficient use of taxpayers' money;
    • the option of choosing between more suppliers and local (organic) suppliers;
    • benefits for small companies and suppliers of local products that can deliver to just one centre;
    • an increased possibility of fuelling trucks with green fuels such as RME or biogas;
    • less heavy traffic around schools and retirement homes.

    SPP SECTORS

    COORDINATED GOODS TRANSPORT

    Växjö, has radically altered the way goods are distributed to municipal buildings (such as schools and elderly homes), reducing delivery trips from 2,000 to just 350 a week.

    FOOD AND CATERING

    The city has enacted far-reaching social requirements in the procurement of beverage machines.

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    KEY DOCUMENTS

    FURTHER INFORMATION

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

    Website (Swedish)

    or email procurement@iclei.org