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Reducing emissions and waste

The New Zealand Government is committed to achieving positive environmental outcomes through sustainable procurement by buying low emissions and low waste goods, services and works.

This will help the government’s goal of transitioning to a net zero emissions economy by 2050 and significantly reducing waste by 2020.

Transitioning to a net-zero emissions economy and designing waste out of the system

These expectations are set out in Rule 20 of the Government Procurement Rules (4th edition), which requires that mandated agencies deliver minimum requirements in designated contract areas. These are detailed below:

Rule 20: Transitioning to a net zero emissions economy and designing waste out of the system

Designated contract areaMinimum requirementGuidance and resources
Office supplies When purchasing office supplies from the All-of-Government office supplies contract, agencies need to purchase items that produce low amounts of waste and/or are recyclable. Office supplies
Light vehicles

When purchasing vehicles from the All-of-Government motor vehicles contract, agencies need to purchase vehicles that are 20% below their current emissions profile.

The New Zealand Government has a goal that all of the new vehicles it buys for its fleet should be emissions free by 2025/26.

Reducing government fleet emissions
Stationary/process heating systems When purchasing heating systems for a government building, agencies need to ensure that they are buying a low emission heating option. Agencies must not purchase coal boilers. Reducing emissions from stationary heating

Guidance and resources

There are lots of resources available to help you develop and implement strategies for sustainable procurement. Try the European Commission’s buying green handbook and ISO standards on sustainable procurement.

Buying green! A handbook on green public procurement 3rd Edition [PDF, 2.87 MB]

You can also check out our guidance on:

These guides will be available as web pages soon.

If you’d like to share your feedback with us or if you’ve got case studies that others would benefit from, please email us.

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