EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 190 purchasing categories and 150 countries.  Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Nestlé, Schneider Electric, Michelin and BASF are among the more than 45,000 businesses on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance in order to protect their brands, foster transparency and innovation, and accelerate growth.

The Federación Andaluza de Municipios y Provincias (FAMP) has 776 affiliated local bodies. According to its statutory purposes, it provides services of interest for local bodies, such as technical advice and other activities to foster cooperation and collaboration among local entities.  Among the different working networks and committees within the federation, RECSA (Red de Ciudades Sostenibles de Andalucía) aims at contributing to the sustainable development of Andalucía and its towns and cities, through the environmental sustainability and the integration of natural environment in the Local Administration’s policies.

The IÖB Service Centre is the competence centre on procurement innovation in Austria. It aims to increase the total number of innovative public procurement procedures in the long term, by providing support to public purchasers to award contracts that promote innovation. IÖB's experts can provide assistance at every stage of the procurement process, and offer a range of services to fit your organisational needs.

KO-INNO - the EU Contact Point for Public Procurement of Innovation in Germany - offers competent consulting services for proposers in Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) as well as networking calls under HORIZON 2020 and other EU funding programmes. German public authorities can receive in-depth services in proposal writing and project management. Support will also be given to international consortia looking for German partners. KO-INNO has been managed by ZENIT since 2017.

ZENIT - Centre for Innovation and Technology in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is a public private partnership of the Land NRW. Its mission from the start in 1984 has been to support regional SMEs in particular to develop or adopt innovative and sustainable business concepts through the various information and consulting services of ZENIT. Since 2012, ZENIT has been active as the competence centre for public procurement of innovation in NRW. They assisted the Ministry of NRW to integrate PCP and PPI into the innovation and research strategy of the state, and provide in-depth consulting services to public procurers.

Copper8 is a consultancy with a passion for sustainability, that initiates and facilitates the connection between different disciplines, allowing sustainable innovations to develop. They aim to help organisations build necessary organisational structures and partnerships, and secure the resulting collaborative thought in business models and contracts. This includes supporting the public sector in sustainable and innovation procurement.

Electronics watch is an independent monitoring organisation that assists public sector buyers to meet their responsibility to protect the labour rights of workers in their global electronics supply chains more effectively and less expensively than any single public sector buyer could accomplish on its own.

Ecoinstitut Barcelona SCCL is a not-for-profit work cooperative founded in 1999, which works for the incorporation of sustainability in all sectors of society through the implementation of strategies and projects with a positive social, economic and environmental impact. Ecoinstitut is a leading organisation in the field of sustainable procurement, being strategic partner of the Procura+ Network since its creation, member of the SPP-Next experts group and partner of the 10YFP SPP Programme.

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an international organisation with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues. The REC fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision making.

CLES is the UK’s leading, independent think and do tank realising progressive economics for people and place. They aim to achieve social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere.

PlanMiljø was established by CEO Bjørn Bauer in 1990 as an environmental consultancy.  PlanMiljø has been involved in several partnerships on SCP with governments; both in terms of development of guidelines; and tools for businesses; as well as the strengthening of green procurement in public authorities. PlanMiljø is one of the most experienced players in the field of Green Public Procurement (GPP) in Denmark, and they have supported many public authorities both on a national, Nordic and international level.

The Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement is a group of 14 cities committed to drive a transition to sustainable consumption and production by implementing sustainable and innovation procurement. All participating cities are acting as ambassadors of sustainable procurement to lead to a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible city.

The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is a non-profit association of leading ecolabelling organisations worldwide. GEN was founded in 1994 to help protect the environment by improving, promoting, and developing the ecolabelling of green products and sustainable services. The labels awarded by the GEN members represent the strongest and most credible environmental certifications available. They are awarded by an impartial third party to products and services that have been independently determined to meet transparent environmental leadership criteria, based on life-cycle considerations. GEN invites everyone to celebrate the first annual World Ecolabel Day on 25 October 2018. Visit worldecolabelday.com for details.

Circular Public Procurement is a three-year project supported by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme which aims to develop a framework for circular procurement, by building capacity among relevant stakeholders in the supply chain and delivering pilot circular public procurement purchases.

The European NGO Network on Green Public Procurement was established in 2016 with the support of the European Commission, with the objective of increasing the uptake of GPP through the EU by building NGO capacity to support public authorities.

The Procura+ Network is a network of European public authorities that connect, exchange and act on sustainable and innovation procurement.Its combined experience allows it to provide advice, support and publicity to any public authority that wants to implement sustainable and innovation procurement, and together the Network joins forces to champion sustainable and innovation procurement at the European level.

Fondazione Ecosistemi has over fifteen years of consultancy experience in sustainable development, particularly on sustainable consumption and production. It is the leading organisation in Italy for the provision of support and consultancy on Green Public Procurement (GPP) and has long standing experience in European funded projects promoting sustainability.



The Urban Agenda for the EU was launched in May 2016 with the Pact of Amsterdam. It represents a new multi-level working method promoting cooperation between Member States, cities, the European Commission and other stakeholders in order to stimulate growth, liveability and innovation in the cities of Europe and to identify and successfully tackle social challenges.

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global community of organisations and experts committed to collaboratively generating, managing and sharing green growth knowledge. Founded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Bank Group, the GGKP now draws together 60 partners organisations.

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is a non-for-profit think and do tank working on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) across the globe.

NEVI was founded in 1956 as a professional association for buyers. The association has since grown into a knowledge network for purchasing and supply management.

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to support and recognise purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.

The project, Socially Responsible Public Procurement, is organised by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and has been running since 2016. The project aims to promote the use and development of sustainable public procurement, with the objective to include the principles of SPP in everyday practice and thus ensure public funds in the Czech Republic are spent more efficiently, particularly with respect to employment and social inclusion, decent working conditions, and protection of environment.

The Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) project maps and models the heating and energy systems in the EU, with the aim to empower policy-makers and investors to develop low-carbon policies and invest into the most cost-effective solutions for the H&C sector. HRE can support public authorities and public procurers in deciding for the optimal solution and strategy for their energy systems and improve the corresponding procurement criteria.