Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

In 2009, the Finnish government passed a resolution that encourages all public actors to adopt sustainable procurement the central government, regional governments and the municipal sector.
Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

The Finnish government set in April 2009 targets (a government resolution) that encourage all public actors to adopt sustainable procurement the central government, regional governments and the municipal sector. The target for central government is to have 70 % procurement sustainable by 2010 and 100 % by 2015. For the municipalities and local state government the targets are 25 % by 2010 and 50 % by 2015.


Sustainable procurement responds to demand by selecting the best ecological and economical alternative. The Government expects measures from those responsible for public procurement, particularly in the areas of energy, construction and housing, transport, food services, energy-using equipment and services.

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Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
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Location: Finland
Date of completion: 2009
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