What do we want to achieve?
- Speed up the transition to a circular economy through procurement
- Help develop and share knowledge on circular procurement
- Further expand the public-private learning network
Contact Bart Corijn for further information.
This public-private learning network wants to use procurement models to help speed up the transition to a circular economy. Through this Green Deal, about 170 organisations have already committed themselves to developing, sharing and spreading their know-how on circular procurement.
Circular procurement is a new way for companies to purchase goods and still respect:
It is a process that allows you to ‘purchase change.’
You can for example choose:
The Green Deal Circular Procurement was officially signed in June 2017 in the presence of Minister Schauvlieghe. Since then, about 170 organisations have joined the Green Deal, of which 110 purchasing organisations and roughly 60 supporting organisations.
The sign-up period for participating in this Green Deal ended in late 2017. Still interested in applying or facilitating circular procurement through your organisation? Contact Bart Corijn.
Unique learning network
Together, the participants of this Green Deal form a learning network. The result of their exchange will be unique in Europe: the network will conduct more than 200 experiments to build knowledge and experience, and test tools, methods and new ways of chain collaboration – all to close the loop of material lifecycles. Producers and suppliers too are part of the movement.
Scalable and copiable projects
The aim of the public-private learning network is to develop circular projects that can be scaled up and copied.
The work will happen on two levels:
Two ways to participate
In practice, your organisation can participate in the learning network through two different circular procurement commitments:
The founders of the Green Deal organised two meetings in the autumn of 2017. After an initial meeting in October, a second networking day took place in December.