It is time again for the Sustainable Choice Annual Sustainable Procurement Survey. The survey follows the core elements of the ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement guidance standard and provides valuable information that will be used to generate an individual and confidential Scorecard for your Council. The Scorecard will be accompanied with a Performance Report and together they provide an ISO 20400 sustainable procurement health check for your council.
The Scorecard can be used to communicate Council’s commitment to and progress in sustainable procurement to key stakeholders. These stakeholders can include rate payers and your wider community. Committing to sustainable procurement is an effective and strategic way that councils can address climate change, circular economy, the impacts of the recycling crisis, modern slavery risks, local economic growth and Community Strategic Plan objectives.
The Performance Report provides Council with recommendations where improvements can be made. For councils who participated in the 2020 and/or 2021 survey, their 2022 performance report will also provide a progress comparison.
Feedback from previous years’ surveys is very positive and the recommendations provided have resulted in productive discussions and actions taken within councils.
The survey has been sent to General Managers at all councils with an accompanying letter outlining further details. Contact us if you would like to know more.