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13.04.2016

New edition of handbook “Buying Green!” published

Frankfurt am Main. The European Commission published a fully revised version of "Buying Green! - A handbook on green public procurement" in April 2016. The handbook is the European Commission's main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact. It is also a useful reference for policy makers and companies responding to green tenders.

The third edition of the manual includes:

  • Guidance on how environmental considerations can be included at each stage of the procurement process in the current EU legal framework (adopted in 2014)
  • Practical examples drawn from contracting authorities across EU Member States
  • Sector specific GPP approaches for buildings, food and catering services, road transport vehicles and energy-using products.

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