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Sustainability Compass

This web page offers a wide range of information on sustainable public procurement. The Sustainability Compass is an evolving project: Visit us on a regular basis to find out about recently released product groups, sustainability labels, best practice or potential suppliers for certified products. For an overview of the most important functions, please refer to our quick reference guide.

Would you like to send us examples for best practice or be listed as a supplier of certified products? Please contact info(at)kompass-nachhaltigkeit.de.

How does the Compass work?

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How can municipalities procure sustainably?

Municipality Compass

The Sustainability Compass for municipalities offers practical examples on sustainable public procurement for all German states (Länder):

- tender documents

- city council decisions

- directives and other documents

Additionally, legal frameworks on state level covering social and ecological criteria, contact information of experts as well as companies offering products with sustainability certifications are included.

Benefit from the experience of active municipalities.

Netzwerktreffen Faire Beschaffung 2018

Das diesjährige Netzwerktreffen findet am 6.-7.11.2018 in Hannover statt. Die Anmeldung ist kostenfrei und ab sofort bis 4. Oktober möglich. Das 2007 von der Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt (SKEW) gegründete Netzwerk bringt aktuell über 190 Mitglieder aus Kommunen, Zivilgesellschaft, Wissenschaft und anderen Bereichen zusammen.

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Which labels can be used?

Social and environmental labels can serve as a means of proof of sustainability. If you are looking for labels based on certain social and environmental criteria, please select whether you wish to see a list of all labels or search for the label of a specific product.

How can I integrate sustainability into the procurement process?

Sustainable procurement can help you make more cost-saving, solution-oriented and energy- and resource-efficient purchases.

Why sustainable procurement?

By integrating social and environmental criteria in procurement processes, buyers can contribute to their organisation’s sustainability strategy and at the same time stimulate the market for sustainably manufactured products. Learn about the legal framework and the most relevant issues for certain product groups.