EPA report shows low uptake of Green Public Procurement in government department contracts

Of €922 million spend by government departments on contracts in 2022, 34 per cent included green criteria. The increase in the use of green criteria (10% in 2021, 34% in 2022) is encouraging but still at a low level. All government departments must improve their implementation of Green Public Procurement and purchase more resource-efficient and […]

EPA publishes Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector

Minister Ossian Smyth today launched the EPA’s revised Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector at the EPA’s Circular Economy Conference 2021. Green Public Procurement is a process where public authorities seek to source goods, services or works with reduced environmental impact. Annual public sector purchasing accounts for up to 12 per cent of Ireland’s GDP (approximately […]