Reeve Consulting and the Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement recently released their sixth annual MCSP State of the Nation Report. Each year the report has provided the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the latest trends, best practices, examples and case studies in municipal sustainable purchasing in Canada.
The report offers a national snapshot of how Canadian municipalities are implementing sustainable purchasing programs and is a valuable resource for municipal decision-makers looking to implement impactful sustainable procurement programming.
The report provides valuable insight into:
- The state of sustainable purchasing program development at municipalities across Canada;
- Emerging trends and best practices in municipal sustainable procurement, including the renewed focus on local and social purchasing, and the creation of the next generation of sustainable procurement tools;
- How municipalities are addressing key challenges such as lack of the search for top-down license and direction in sustainable purchasing, and spreading knowledge and awareness;
- Top program development areas, product categories, and services that will be the focus of sustainable procurement work in the coming year.
Presenting an investigation of policy development and implementation across the country, the report provides comprehensive view into how municipalities are taking strategic approaches to their programs.
Download Past Years’ Reports on Municipal Sustainable Procurement:
The Yukon Intergovernmental Committee on Environmental Sustainability (YICES) is focused on identifying opportunities for collaboration to advance a collective sustainability agenda and strengthen individual programs.
Recently Reeve Consulting worked with YICES to plan, organize and facilitate a sustainable purchasing workshop in Whitehorse.
Participants included government staff from four orders of government (federal, territorial, municipal and First Nations) as well as participants from other major organizations in the North such as NorthwesTel, Yukon Energy Corporation and Yukon College.
The focus of the day was increasing support and skills for green and sustainable purchasing, as well as catalyzing a network between various levels of government to strengthen sustainability initiatives.
Blazing a New Trail for Canadian Municipalities: Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Purchasing,
Municipal World, June 2011
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Ramping up Sustainable Purchasing
Summit Magazine, March/April 2011>>Read the full article HERE [PDF]
Vendor Sustainability and Leadership Questionnaire
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