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Defence Estate Quality Management System (DEQMS) BSI Certification

Environment Compliance Element Environmental Management

Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable procurement is defined as ' a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole of life basis in terms of generating benefits not only for the organisation, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment' .

Sustainable procurement aims to reduce the adverse environmental, social and economic impacts of purchased products and services throughout their life.  It looks beyond the up-front cost to make purchasing decisions based on the entire life cycle of the goods and services, taking into account associated costs, environmental and social risks and benefits, and broader social and environmental implications


To find out more, contact the Director of Energy Efficiency, Environment, Resource Management and Sustainability (DEEERM), or your local Regional Environmental Officer.

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Technical Authority: ASEE | Subject Matter Expert: DEEEERMS