The City of Helsinki’s procurement totalled around 4 billion euros recent years. The sum included the procurement of services and supplies as well as investments.
The City procurement policies have major environmental consequences. By establishing environmental criteria for procurement, the City can affect the environmental impact of the producers of services and supplies, materials efficiency, product development and other aspects.
According to the City environmental policies, all of the City procurement processes should fulfil environmental criteria by 2020.
The City of Helsinki Procurement Centre and Environment Services promote sustainable and material-efficient procurement in the City organization by providing training and advice. The Environment Services has established an environmental network for procurement, which strives to promote the achievement of the objectives of the environmental policies concerning procurement.