Sustainable Procurement

In the past, it was thought that business had to choose between the economy and the environment. We now know that sustainability goes hand in hand with prosperity and economic opportunity.

Businesses who understand and can respond to the province's sustainable purchasing requirements will also be better positioned to meet national and international standards and to compete globally.

To find out more about the Sustainable Procurement Policy see Frequently Asked Questions for Vendors.  If you are a Nova Scotia based manufacturer or supplier, The Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Development Programs can help you to become familiar with and be able to react to new sustainability requirements.

Contact: Sustainable Procurement sustproc@novascotia.ca

Until such time as a full suite of sustainability attributes are developed for a category, each purchase is still expected to achieve best value for government by considering sustainability attributes to the greatest extent possible.

Some of the categories that we have worked on to date are:

  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Janitorial Supplies and Services
  • Office Products, Furniture and Supplies
  • Passenger and Light Duty Vehicles
  • Meetings, Events & Catering
  • Promotional Items