Policies & Frameworks

Circular economy is accelerating globally with countries, regions, and cities making commitments and developing their own policies, strategies, and action plans. The policies and frameworks selected reflect commitments to advance circularity; the status of procurement globally; and how circular procurement is being used to influence responsible consumption and production, and address policy issues like climate change.

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Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020

Montreal plans to innovate and demonstrate creativity to become models in their management practices and plans, policies, and programs by integrating sustainable development principles into all facets of their activities. Making the transition toward a green, circular...
The Way We Green
The Way We Green

The City of Edmonton's Sustainable Procurement Policy is a framework to guide purchasing activities to create positive environmental, social, and economic outcomes. Its purpose is to align procurement practices and integrate economic, quality, environmental, and...

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Victoria Sustainability Framework
Victoria Sustainability Framework

Victoria's Sustainability Framework ensure the city' finances are managed responsibly by incorporating a triple bottom line and full lifecycle cost perspective in all spending and investment decisions.

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Sustainable Procurement Policy
Sustainable Procurement Policy

The City of Mississauga is committed to continuously improving social and environmental impacts when procuring goods and services to balance fiscal responsibility, social equity, and environmental stewardship. The Sustainable Procurement Policy support's the City's...

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Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

The CSR Strategy provides Regional Council and staff with a tool to help make decisions about policies, services and approaches to internal business operations, aiming to reduce Peel's environmental footprint, generate local social and economic value, and inspire...

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Ethical Purchasing Policy
Ethical Purchasing Policy

Vancouver's Ethical Purchasing Policy demonstrates a commitment to sustainability by seeking to ensure safe and healthy workplaces for the people who make products for the City of Vancouver, where human and civil rights are respected.

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Climate Change Action Plan
Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario's Climate Change Action plan describes the actions taken over five years (2016-2020) to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and help move the province to a prosperous low-carbon economy. The plan recognizes that managing how resources are...

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