Carbon footprint calculators for public procurement

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Title: Carbon footprint calculators for public procurement
Author: Mattinen, Maija; Nissinen, Ari
Publisher: Finnish Environment Institute
Date: 2011
Language: en
Belongs to series: The Finnish Environment 36/2011
ISBN: 978-952-11-3961-1
ISSN: 1796-1637
Abstract: There is growing interest in public organizations to take into account the climate impacts of the products and services they procure. Furthermore, in Finland a Government Resolution  exists that provides a framework and sets aims for sustainable public procurement. Several municipalities in the Helsinki region together with the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority and several expert organizations initiated an EU Life project, JULIA2030, to develop calculators for different sectors in municipalities. Our subproject deals with the procurement of products, and we developed carbon footprint calculators for six product groups: office and tissue paper, laptop computers, office seating solutions, incontinence products, and outdoor lighting products. The developed calculators are intended for use in tender calls, as attachments that the bidders must deliver together with their bid. The carbon footprint would be used as an award criterion. The results of the sub-project include: this report, calculators, instructions for each calculator, a guidebook on climatically sound public procurement, and an internet-site:
Subject: julkiset hankinnat

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