Green Procurement

Green Procurement

  • As early as year 2000, the Government amended its procurement regulations to require bureaux and departments to take into account environmental considerations when procuring goods and services. Specifically, bureaux and departments are encouraged to avoid single-use disposable items, and purchase products:
    • with improved recyclability, higher recycled content, reduced packaging, greater durability, and greater energy efficiency;
    • that utilize clean technology and/or clean fuels;
    • that result in reduced water consumption;
    • that emit fewer irritating or toxic substances during installation or use; and
    • that result in reduced production of toxic substances, or less toxic substances, upon disposal.
  • The Government has also prepared a set of green products specifications for reference by suppliers.
  • Suppliers may wish to take note of Government's policy on green procurement and recommended green product specifications in their product offerings and design. For more information, please refer to Current Government Green Procurement Practice.
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Last review date: January 2017

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