Additional Resources

This page includes a list of resources on sustainable procurement, including policies, guides, organizations and research. 

International Resources

A Brief Guide to the 2014 EU Public Procurement Directives - a summary of the three public procurement directives set out by the EU for procurement by public authorities and utilities: the Public Contacts Directive 2014, The Concessions Contracts Directive 2014, and the Utilities Directive 2014

UNEP's Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement (2017) - an overview and guidance on topics such as setting quantitative goals, measuring and reporting success, drafting and implementing policy, and more

UN Sustainable Development Goals - see Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Organizaitons & Initiatives 

The Canadian Agri-Food Sustainability Initiative - a collaboration of farm organization and food/beverage processors, manufacturers and retailers working to address the concerns in the agri-food sector and manage risk to meet global demand for safe, healthy, and sustainable agri-food products