Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement is a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money and promotes positive outcomes not only for the organisation itself but for the economy, environment, and society.

There is growing interest in sustainable food procurement across organisations in Devon, fueled by growing environmental awareness, and particularly the climate emergency.

Food Exeter is carrying out a feasibility study to investigate how a Local Food Centre could help local producers to supply larger, reliable volumes of sustainably produced local food, to meet the procurement needs of local companies and organisations.

The Royal Society of Arts report, Our Future in the Land recommends a shift to sustainable food procurement by public sector organisations as a key policy measure.

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