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25 October 2011 | Angeline Albert
The UK’s next sustainable procurement champion is being sought by the City of London Corporation (CLC).
CLC, which provides local authority services to public
organisations in London’s Square Mile, is seeking entries for the ‘sustainable
procurement’ category of its 2011/2012Sustainable City Awards.
Organisations that have adopted innovative ways of addressing the
social, economic and environmental impacts of purchasing and supply chain
decisions are being encouraged to enter the green buying category.
Simon Mills, head of sustainable development at the CLC said: “In the
face of public sector cutbacks, UK businesses have stepped up to the plate when
it comes to sustainability. Resource efficiency and innovative products and
services will drive future economic growth. For the highly commended and
winning organisations, this accolade will help them to compete for both limited
funding and external support, expanding the reach of their programmes as
resources become ever-more precious.”
The 2010/11 winner of the
sustainable procurement category was Get More Local. The GLA
Group was highly commended and other organisations that made the shortlist were
Friends House Hospitality, London Fire Brigade and the London Borough of
The awards are run in partnership with trade bodies, voluntary sector
organisations and businesses that make up the judging panel. Award category
winners get the chance to enter the EuropeanBusiness Awards for the Environment.
The closing date for entries in the Sustainable City Awards is 14
November and the winners in all 12 categories will be announced in ceremony
held at the Lord Mayor of London’s official residence at Mansion House next
March. Click here for
judging criteria and an application form. Organisations do not have to be based
in London to be eligible to apply.