Aids to decision making for sustainable procurement


The basic criteria of public procurement law comprise objectivity, non-discrimination, equality of treatment and transparency. Where sustainable procurement is required, higher costs are permissible if the environmentally friendly product achieves the environmental protection objectives (Article 20 a GG) required by the State.

Public contracting authorities are under a duty to take sustainability aspects into account at the same time as the basic budgetary principle of cost-effectiveness and economy. In addition, quality and compliance with the standards in force play an important role. Furthermore, since more and more private purchasers demand greater sustainability in the procurement of their goods, ESE has for many years been seeking to improve the use of
recycled materials - with great success!


Read our guidelines for the procurement of plastic containers for recyclables from an ecological point of view:


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