Good advice for climate smart procurement

There is a lot to keep in mind when practicing the climate smart procurement of food.

To come as close as possible to achieving the environmental objectives, numerous factors must be taken into account, including:

  • how to appeal to small businesses so that they submit tenders
  • how the tenderers conduct their environmental practices
  • how their transportation is structured
  • what types of conditions the animals are subject to among the producers whose goods are being bid.

Ethics, the environment and health are often related; an environmentally labelled good does not contain any residual toxins that the consumer might ingest, nor were the environment or the individual manufacturing the good harmed in its production.

Many witnesses have attested that animals that are allowed to grow at their own pace, graze outside in the fresh air and been well taken care of provide better tasting meat. 

As a buyer, you have a responsibility, and backed by the right knowledge, it is not too difficult to serve as a role model. The more general and broader advice on, for example, partnerships and complying with policies and regulatory frameworks is available under the header procuring food.

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