In April 2005 the Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons (the Committee) examined sustainable procurement. Against the backdrop of sustainable procurement’s recent high profile, this review is intended to support and take forward interest in this field. In particular, our work summarises the extent of progress towards sustainable procurement in central government, based on reviews and discussions with procurement staff in 20 Whitehall departments, and describes the problems faced by departmental procurement officials in making further progress.
Part 1 focuses on procurement and its key role to play in the drive towards sustainable development.
Part 2 focuses on the Government report (2004) on sustainable development.