Sustainable Procurement Tools

Climate Change

Carbon in production

This guidance is concerned with the procurement of products that are known to be energy/carbon intensive in their production.

Carbon and energy consumption

This guidance is concerned with the procurement of energy-using equipment (e.g. ICT, laboratory equipment, white goods, audio-visual and others) or the use of energy in the delivery of a service that is being procured (e.g. FM, printing, professional services). 

Climate change adaptation

This guidance is concerned with the procurement of supplies and services that may be vulnerable to the effects of climate change 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.

Vehicle emissions

This guidance is concerned with the procurement of vehicles or the use of vehicles in delivery of products or service delivery.