A public procurement that is sustainable will aim at the bigger perspective wherein the economic and social dimensions are observed and is not limited to only dealing with the impacts of the environment. The included benefits in politics and health is also targeted by a sustainable public procurement.
This article will discuss on the effects of public procurement in the society which may include the contribution to the different goals in the society by a well maintained public procurement.
The benefits of the environment.
One of the most important tool for an authority to have is a well maintained public procurement that will help them reach the goals and objectives of the environment.
If you include the standards of the environment in public procurement, the objectives and general goals of the environment will be reached.
There are some issues in the environment that a good public procurement can contribute in solving and these are:
The greenhouse gas emissions – by buying services and products that have a low footprint in the environment during life-cycle.
Water consumption – water saving equipments should be included on public procurements.
The proper usage of resources and efficient energy – products that have eco-designs should be included in public procurement.
A pollution in water, soil, and air – required supervision on the use of deadly chemicals and toxic elements in the environment.
Garbage problem – public procurement on the different processes that will result in a lesser amount of waste and encouraging the community to recycle.
Sustaining the agricultural industry – organic products are added in public procurement.
Environmental issues on deforestation – procuring woods and products made from woods from legal log suppliers.
It is said that a sustainable public can be norm-establishing for a few private consumers.
An established standard in the society as well as the private sector can greatly affect the market and this is possible because of a well maintained public procurement. Procuring groups can show the effect in the market that will possibly provide a positive result and this can be done by developing a good public procurement technique, communicating its results and initiatives.
A well maintained public procurement will contribute to the increase of public awareness on environmental problems. This is possible by the procuring of products and services that have impacts in the environment during their use and highlighting the different benefits of these products and services to the environment resulting to the increased awareness of the public. One example is that the Food Suppliers And The Consumers Will Increase their awareness because of buying food that is produced using organic ingredients.
Public procurement social benefits.
A good social sustainability on a national or an international level can be greatly contributed by a well maintained public procurement.
It is always relevant to have social requirements in order to achieve a good public procurement in the environment.