Sustainable Public Procurement: strategic lever towards a more sustainable food system – new infographics

Sustainable public procurement has countless benefits that make it a strategic lever to trigger a change in the food system. Indeed, increasing the share of organic food products in public procurement makes it more sustainable and can generate a positive impact on kitchen staff training, waste reduction, health, canteen budgets, environment, work satisfaction, or school performance. For example, the city of Copenhagen was able to reach 90% of organic ingredients in school meals without any additional cost thanks to waste reduction and kitchen staff training and empowerment.

Investing in sustainable public procurement, for instance by sourcing more organic products, can:

  • protect the environment
  • reduce costs for public buyers
  • benefit local economies
  • decrease health systems costs
  • and much more

Check out our new infographics to learn about the many other benefits of sustainable public procurement.

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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