Collection of statistical information on Green Public Procurement...

Methodologies and data collection results

Published: 03/03/2009

In 2006 the European Council announced its ambition to bring the average level of Green Public Procurement (GPP) in Europe up to the standards currently achieved by the best performing Member States. In preparation for this ambition set for 2010, a methodology needs to be developed to collect statistical data and monitor the level of GPP in each Member State. This methodology can be implemented in the seven best performing Member States which have been identified as frontrunners in GPP.

Data collection results

The main objective of this study is to monitor the current level of GPP in the seven best performing Member States.This report presents the levels and impact of GPP measured in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom (‘Green-7’) in 2006/2007. The results are based on a digital questionnaire amongst 2907 contracting authorities in these Member States. The overall response was 1105 (38%).