Sustainable Procurement Tools

Climate Change

Climate Change – Carbon in Production

This guidance is concerned with the procurement of products, materials or assets that are known to be energy/carbon intensive in their production, having high levels of ‘embodied carbon’.

Climate and Energy

This guidance is concerned with the procurement of energy-using equipment or the use of energy in the delivery of a service that is being procured (see below for examples) the aim being to minimise or, where practicable, avoid carbon emissions.

Climate Change - Adaptation

This guidance is concerned with the procurement of supplies and services that may be vulnerable to the effects of known and anticipated climate change, the pace of which is accelerating, and for which climate resilience is important e.g. construction projects, supplies sourced from areas known to be vulnerable to climate change impacts in the lifetime of the contract.

Climate Change - Vehicles

This guidance is concerned with the use of vehicles in the delivery of products, materials, equipment or services procured (see below for examples) the aim being to minimise or, where practicable, avoid carbon emissions.

Climate standardised statements guidance

New Climate statements have been added to the Single Procurement Document (SPD) standardised statements to help procurement professionals create environmental management related selection criteria, where relevant and proportionate to do so.

Further guidance for buyers on evaluating these plans has been produced.