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 thus forms part of GIZ’s Sustainability Programme, the aim being to ensure that all materials, equipment and services are procured to the highest sustainability standards by the year 2020.

We also aspire to high sustainability standards with respect to our choice of service providers and suppliers. Consequently, we attach importance to aspects such as green management, fair working conditions, environmental protection and a commitment to social issues. Moreover, with our long-term contract partners, we endeavour to forge joint contributions to environmental management at GIZ.

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.