The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), released a Mission Possible Partnership Report, which identifies the nations that are prioritizing green public procurement.
“Low-Carbon Concrete and Construction: A Review of Green Public Procurement Programmes” identifies a framework for how The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK, and select U.S. states are demonstrating leadership in green public procurement of concrete and construction. The first component of the framework is the foundation, which includes establishing standards for reporting emissions, databases and tools for tracking emissions and establishes baselines. The second part, procurement policies, builds upon and reinforces the foundation by setting policies that require environmental disclosures, mandate carbon limits, and incentivize low-carbon design, and use of low-carbon materials.
“Delivering the cement and concrete commitments GCCA members have made in our 2050 Roadmap to Net Zero requires a real effort to decarbonize the procurement pathway,” said Thomas Guillot, CEO of the GCCA. “This involves utilizing all levers, including government procurement practices worldwide. We welcome this report, which includes valuable tools and recommendations for heightening demand for low carbon concrete and concrete projects.”
The full report can be downloaded here.