Hackney prioritise sustainable procurement and green purchasing
Hackney Council, heralded the most environmentally-friendly in London, has adopted new measures that will prioritise sustainability in contracting.
Awarded Best Performing Public Sector Organisation at the Mayor of London's Green Procurement Code Awards last October, the council has published its new three-year strategy on sustainable spending, reports 24.dash.com.
Contracts worth over £25,000 and above will be assessed for their environmental, equalities, and economic risks using a bespoke Procurement Impact Assessment tool.
"A cleaner, greener, Hackney is one of our top priorities, and I am delighted that the Council is leading by example on environmental sustainability," said councillor Jamie Carswell, deputy mayor of Hackney.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone recently said that businesses in the capital should seek to recycle, reuse or compost at least 70 per cent of their waste by 2020. These proposals were laid out in his draft strategy Making Waste Work in London.
Article Date: 18 February 2008
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