Sustainable procurement

Our guiding principle of sustainability represents both a task and an obligation and is also reflected in our actions. As a federal enterprise and a public contracting authority, we aim to underscore our credibility by being a role model. Sustainable procurement is therefore part of GIZ’s Sustainability Programme, the aim being to ensure that all materials, equipment and services are procured to the highest sustainability standards.

For a more detailed overview, see our report on sustainable procurement. It highlights the enabling conditions GIZ requires to be a sustainable procurer and sets out sustainability criteria for various service and product groups that are part of ongoing framework agreements.

In addition to criteria for products and services, we also consider sustainability performance when selecting service providers and suppliers. The following aspects are particularly important to us:

  • Corporate environmental management
  • Fair working conditions
  • Social commitment 

With our long-term contract partners, we endeavour to forge joint contributions to sustainability management at GIZ.

The online training module of our GIZ GPS Guide for Practicing Corporate Sustainability was developed for service providers and suppliers who work with GIZ and offers ideas for developing corporate sustainability.

Additional information

Since 2021, GIZ has no longer produced a separate report on sustainable procurement. Since then, the reports on sustainability in procurement have been an integral part of the revised 'Procurement Report' format, which provides annual information on ‘Procurement and financing by GIZ’ and their sustainability. You can find the procurement reports at the bottom of the page Procurement and financing - GIZ as a public contracting authority.