Environmental responsibility in framework agreements
Hansel has included environmental aspects in its framework agreements for several years, with help from sample criteria from parties such as Motiva and the European Commission.
The Corporate Responsibility team examines all new framework agreements to ensure that environmental aspects are considered. If a framework agreement has included environmental aspects in relation to two or more criteria set by Hansel, it is awarded Hansel’s own ecolabel. By the end of 2013, 48 of the 74 framework agreements that were in force (65 per cent) took into account environmental aspects.
In some sectors, such as organisational and HR development services, and other similar framework agreements involving specialist services, environmental aspects cannot always be taken into consideration due to the nature of the procurement.
In Hansel's framework agreements, environmental aspects are taken into consideration
1 in the definition of the procurement need, or
2 in the procurement requirement specifications, or
3 in the applicability requirements, or
4 as a criterion for comparison, or
5 in the agreement terms, or
6 through a combination of all of the above.
Central procurement with environmental aspects taken into account
|Procurement sector||Category||Central procurement 2013, M€||Environment considered 2013, M€||Environment considered 2013, %||Environment considered 2012, %||Environment considered 2011, %|
|ICT procurement||Data communications||32||10||32||29||16|
|Procurement of administrative services||Financial management||51||44||87||93||93|
|Organisational and HR development||87||3||3||0||0|
|Travel and conference management||79||74||94||96||92|
|Procurement of materials and technical services||Vehicle and transport services||50||48||97||94||97|
|Material and facilities services||57||48||85||71||60|