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Impact through Public Procurement

Monday, March 11, 2019

Discover how the EU Public Procurement Directive aims to make products and services greener and more sustainable at the Multi-Stakeholder event co-hosted by CSR Europe together with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), in Brussels on 16th April 2019.

With the growing evolution of activities and initiatives accelerating public procurement to drive social and environmental responsibility, there is an increasing need to create a level playing field for all businesses across Europe.

What does an effective framework between civil society, industry and governments that can drive impactful and effective due diligence across public and private supply chains look like? How is the EU Directive on Public Procurement being implemented by member states? How are the efforts harmonized?

In what ways can member states drive social and environmental responsibility into their procurement bids? And how can public authorities and public utility operators make sure that the work, goods and services they buy are made in a socially and environmentally friendly way?

All these questions and much more, will be addressed at the event “Impact through Public Procurement” supported by CSR Europe and organised by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) in Brussels on 16 April 2019.

Stefan Crets, CSR Europe’s Executive Director says: “Sustainable public procurement is about collaboration between government and business to avoid negative social and environmental impacts and jointly create positive impacts. In this event we will explore how government-business partnerships for the goals can be integrated in public procurement processes.”

Rob Lederer, Executive Director, Responsible Business Alliance adds: “buyers, government officials, industry representatives and other stakeholders can all benefit from attending this event as we come together to discuss how to make a positive impact through public procurement.”

The event is line with CSR Europe’s efforts to ensure a responsible sourcing of materials in the circular economy. CSR Europe’s Executive Director will offer to participants new insights on how to make public procurement a driver for sustainable business and circular sourcing.

On that occasion, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover the application and impact of the EU Directive on Public Procurement
  • Learn about the tools and resources currently available to improve transparency, integrity and data in the supply chain
  • Network with public buyers, manufacturers, government officials, IGOs NGOs experts.


Date: 16 April 2019

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Lunch to be provided)

Location: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium