Procurement News Notice

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Work Detail The conference Waste by Source, organized by the Institute of Circular Economics for the fifth year in a row this year in cooperation with the sister organization CIRA Advisory, presented not only the Prague Circular Scan and the new ProRegiony.cz project. At the Waste Source conference, the Institute of Circular Economics, together with the Chairman of the Czech Green Building Council, Karel Fronek, signed the first Memorandum on Circular Public Procurement, which aims to motivate companies and municipalities to include more sustainable requirements in public and private tenders. Due to its fifth anniversary, this year also looked at balancing the last five years and where the circular economy has moved in the regions. " Our effort is now shifting from the effort to address the current waste management in the Czech Republic to the prevention of waste in a systematic way, through the application of the circular economy in public procurement. The aim of the memorandum is to unite the supporters of this idea, and at the same time the organizations that will start to put these principles into everyday practice, " says Sona Jonášová, who initiated the creation of the memorandum. Karel Fronk, Chairman of the Czech Green Building Council, explains the motivation for signing the memorandum: “The topic of responsible public procurement is crucial. Several working groups within the Czech Green Building Council focus on the circular economy, the external and internal environment as well as the carbon footprint. We try to produce examples of good practice from each of the working groups. We are behind the memorandum, so you have about 300 companies in your back, which have hundreds to thousands of subcontractors that affect. So there is great potential to cascade it in the interest of responsible procurement. ” Public procurement will help meet the goals of the Green Deal The inclusion of circular requirements in public procurement is an important step towards fulfilling the European Green Agreement, which envisages carbon neutrality in its ambitious targets by 2050, with the circular economy helping to halve emissions. "Thanks to circular procurement, we can fundamentally change the world of public procurement and direct the world around us towards greater sustainability," says Pavel Kroupa from the law firm KROUPAHELÁN, who presented the publication How to Circular Public Procurement, Economics. " Public procurement has great potential to positively influence the fulfillment of the objectives of the Green Deal agreement. We live in a time when products from secondary raw materials do not yet have the sales they could have. Through public procurement, sales could increase and prove that products from secondary raw materials are better, cheaper and more efficient than products from primary raw materials. Environmental lawyer Filip Hloušek from Deloitte added to the importance of responsible public procurement for all other aspects covered by the Green Agreement .
Country Czech Republic , Eastern Europe

Work Detail

The conference Waste by Source, organized by the Institute of Circular Economics for the fifth year in a row this year in cooperation with the sister organization CIRA Advisory, presented not only the Prague Circular Scan and the new ProRegiony.cz project. At the Waste Source conference, the Institute of Circular Economics, together with the Chairman of the Czech Green Building Council, Karel Fronek, signed the first Memorandum on Circular Public Procurement, which aims to motivate companies and municipalities to include more sustainable requirements in public and private tenders. Due to its fifth anniversary, this year also looked at balancing the last five years and where the circular economy has moved in the regions. " Our effort is now shifting from the effort to address the current waste management in the Czech Republic to the prevention of waste in a systematic way, through the application of the circular economy in public procurement. The aim of the memorandum is to unite the supporters of this idea, and at the same time the organizations that will start to put these principles into everyday practice, " says Sona Jonášová, who initiated the creation of the memorandum. Karel Fronk, Chairman of the Czech Green Building Council, explains the motivation for signing the memorandum: “The topic of responsible public procurement is crucial. Several working groups within the Czech Green Building Council focus on the circular economy, the external and internal environment as well as the carbon footprint. We try to produce examples of good practice from each of the working groups. We are behind the memorandum, so you have about 300 companies in your back, which have hundreds to thousands of subcontractors that affect. So there is great potential to cascade it in the interest of responsible procurement. ” Public procurement will help meet the goals of the Green Deal The inclusion of circular requirements in public procurement is an important step towards fulfilling the European Green Agreement, which envisages carbon neutrality in its ambitious targets by 2050, with the circular economy helping to halve emissions. "Thanks to circular procurement, we can fundamentally change the world of public procurement and direct the world around us towards greater sustainability," says Pavel Kroupa from the law firm KROUPAHELÁN, who presented the publication How to Circular Public Procurement, Economics. " Public procurement has great potential to positively influence the fulfillment of the objectives of the Green Deal agreement. We live in a time when products from secondary raw materials do not yet have the sales they could have. Through public procurement, sales could increase and prove that products from secondary raw materials are better, cheaper and more efficient than products from primary raw materials. Environmental lawyer Filip Hloušek from Deloitte added to the importance of responsible public procurement for all other aspects covered by the Green Agreement .


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