Procurement

In the aid sector, emissions from the procurement of goods and services make up about 40 – 70% of an organisation’s carbon footprint.

Procurement

These emissions stem both from the procurement of goods & services for the organisation itself, as well as from the distribution of food, non-food, or medical items to beneficiaries. The latter usually makes up by far the largest share. Organisations can improve demand planning in order to avoid air shipment and surplus items, identify low-carbon alternatives, establish environmental procurement criteria and engage with suppliers to decarbonise. In addition, making structural changes to operations or ways of working can reduce the need for certain items or services. Specific solutions for certain key items, such as food, non-food, medical items, or packaging exist.

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