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Including the closely related term sustainable procurement.

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Scottish Borders Council

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Sustainable Procurement Charter is an important framework for this influence. ii. The second attribute is the Council’s democratic character. The democratic character of local authorities invests them with a uniquely powerful voice which, by being representative of the local electorate, has particular resonance in influencing the behaviours of others. In responding to the Climate Emergency…

… of electric vehicle charge points  Energy efficiency programme across the Council estate  Support for active travel and access routes/long distance paths  Implementation of Sustainable Procurement Charter  Improving recycling rates and reducing landfill as a result of improved recycling and residual waste being treated and turned into a fuel rather than being sent to landfill. At the same time…

… of these attributes is its involvement in a spectrum of activity which either directly or indirectly influences the actions of others. This includes planning, transport and procurement. Taking the last item as an example, the Council spends approximately £180M per year on goods and services from third parties, and how it spends that money can shape the decisions and actions of others. The Council’s…


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