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    SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT CHARTER

    The Sustainable Procurement Charter was established by the Green Council to promote the implementation of sustainable procurement to all organisation in Hong Kong. Charter members are committed to implementing sustainable procurement procedures with reference to ISO 20400.

    The Sustainable Procurement Charter is recognized by the UN

    "One Planet"network as one of the initiatives to support the SDG12.

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    Themes in this Charter to implement:

    1. High-level management commitment

    2. Capacity building and stakeholder engagement

    3. Green procurement

    4. Life-cycle costing application

    5. Supplier environmental and social compliance

    6. Supply chain sustainability risk management

    7. Supplier diversity

    8. Continual improvement

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    Charters member benefits:

    1. Training courses, workshops and seminars on sustainable procurement

    2. Guidance and monitoring on implementation progress

    3. Learning best practices from other organisations

    4. Participation in a "process benchmarking" survey

    5. A cost effective independent assessment for verification of implementation milestones and achievements

    6. Use of Charter logo

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    Charters member levels:

    The Charter framework guides companies to establish, document and implement Sustainable Procurement in 3 different levels according to the availability of organisational resources. In joining the Charter, your company is committed to implement the tasks below and Green Council will assess to measure and recognise the level of achievements:

    Level - 1: Established (No assessment is required.)

    Level - 2: Mature (Completion on Level 1 and 2 activities.)

    Level - 3: Leading (Completion on Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 activities.)

    Green Council is inviting companies to participate in our Sustainable Procurement Charter as a means to develop, document and implement Sustainable Procurement with reference to ISO 20400.