Procurement and environmental / social sustainability

Every year, more than 40 billion Swiss francs are spent on public procurement at federal, cantonal and municipal level in Switzerland. Procuring entities can already specify environmental and social requirements through appropriate criteria. In the future, sustainability criteria are to be given even greater consideration in accordance with new international and national law and international treaties. In this podcast episode, Barbara Dubach talks with Peter Seele and Matthias Stürmer.

Publication of this podcast on public procurement to promote environmental and social sustainability is courtesy of NRP 73.

The series “Sustainable Economy” is a podcast of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) that provides access to the findings of the National Research Programme “Sustainable Economy: resource-efficient, sustainable, innovative”(NRP 73). In each episode, Barbara Dubach, Head of Knowledge Transfer for NFP 73, speaks with renowned researchers who have worked on one of 29 research projects. In less than 20 minutes, listeners will receive evidence-based, actionable facts for the shift to a sustainable economy.