Kompass Nachhaltigkeit

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The Sustainability Compass provides substantial information on sustainable public procurement.

The Sustainability Compass is an evolving project. Visit us on a regular basis to find out about recently released product groups, sustainability labels or potential suppliers for certified products. Would you like to be listed as a supplier of certified products?
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How does the Compass work?

The information video explains what sustainable public procurement means and how it can contribute to sustainable development. How to find specific content and functions like the Sustainability Standards Comparison Tool is shown in the navigation video.

How can I integrate sustainability into the procurement process?

Sustainable procurement can help you make more cost-saving, solution-oriented and energy- and resource-efficient purchases.

Which labels can be used?

Social and environmental labels can serve as a means of proof of sustainability. If you are looking for labels based on certain social and environmental criteria, please select whether you wish to see a list of all labels or search for the label of a specific product.

How can municipalities introduce sustainable procurement?

The Sustainability Compass for municipalities offers practical examples for all German States (Länder): tender documents, city council decisions, directives and much more. Benefit from the experience of active municipalities.

Why sustainable procurement?

By integrating social and environmental criteria in procurement processes, buyers can contribute to their organisation’s sustainability strategy and at the same time stimulate the market for sustainably manufactured products.