The Green Procurement Code recognises and rewards achievements in green procurement. For this reason, we ask that you keep a record of your activity so we can see the results of your hard work and reward your achievements in green procurement. This enables us to measure both your individual efforts and the combined achievements of all organisations signed up to the Green Procurement Code.
This progress is measured through an online progress review; a self-assessment tool that helps you move through the stages of green procurement and keep a record of the results.
The annual progress review helps you to implement effective and efficient green procurement and will help you to identify:
- where you are performing well
- areas for improvement
The progress review aligns with the five themes of the flexible framework: a tool used to deliver the Sustainable Procurement National Action Plan, Procuring the Future. By completing the progress review and using it to plan and implement a green procurement action plan, you can reach the highest level of the flexible framework.
The Green Procurement Code progress review also enables you to measure your success in carrying out the procedures you have put in place. You could be awarded bronze, silver or gold status in recognition of this success.
The progress review guides you through key questions covering each of the the following aspects of green procurement:
Identify key people to take the policy forward and provide them with training. Include green procurement requirements in job descriptions.
Policy, strategy and communication
Establish a working group to develop an environmental and/or green procurement policy and communicate the objectives to staff.
The procurement process
Develop standard specifications to apply to key procurement contracts.
Identify key suppliers and understand how they will fit in with your procurement contract.
Measurement and results
Use the progress review to measure the results of the green procurement procedures you have implemented. Measurement is two-fold and includes:
- The systems and processes in place to implement green procurement
- Achievements in green procurement against targets a record of the green purchases you have made
In addition to measuring the systems you have put in place to implement green procurement, your green purchases are measured across a range of product types, targets are set and your progress against these targets is taken into account.
For assistance with the progress review:
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) - call LRS Consultancy:
Peter Crome on 020 7324 6387
Tom Newman on 020 7324 6395
Luke Richmond on 020 7324 6386