RREUSE input to the public consultation on the development of the renewed sustainable finance strategy

RREUSE input to the public consultation on the development of the renewed sustainable finance strategy

RREUSE represents social enterprises working in environmental services with over 30 European members and one from the USA. RREUSE welcomes the opportunity to give feedback on the renewed sustainable finance strategy, initiated in April 2020 and extended till July 2020. RREUSE’s main points address: Social and circular activities in finance strategies Historic reference to the Social and Circular economy Creation of green and inclusive jobs through future investments Public Procurement […]

Social public procurement for environmental services: examples from the RREUSE network and beyond

Social public procurement for environmental services: examples from the RREUSE network and beyond

55 % of procurement procedures still use the lowest price as the only award criterion [1], without considering any potential added social or environmental value they could support through making purchase choices between competing products or services. With public authorities in the EU spending about 14 % of GDP on public purchases, they have significant potential in driving markets for ethical and sustainable purchases and supporting local job creation. Re-use, […]

RREUSE at the international forum on public procurement ECOPROCURA 2018

RREUSE at the international forum on public procurement ECOPROCURA 2018

3 – 5 October 2018 Nijmegen, Netherlands   RREUSE will be facilitating a workshop on supporting social enterprises through public procurement at the international conference gathering experts on on sustainable, circular and innovative procurement ECOPROCURA 2018. On 4th October we will talk about the use of social clauses in public tenders during the session on ‘supporting local economies and communities through social procurement’. After presenting RREUSE’s members’ experience with social […]

Social clauses: Why so important and how to implement them

Social clauses: Why so important and how to implement them

Thousands of social enterprises across Europe have been active in the sector for many years, providing job and training opportunities for disadvantaged workers and giving them a fresh start on the labour market. RREUSE believes that the role of social enterprises in the re-use sector should be safeguarded and developed through the use of social clauses in tendering procedures. See here.

Letter Concerning Council’s Position on ‘Reserved Contracts’ in Public Procurement Reform

Letter Concerning Council’s Position on ‘Reserved Contracts’ in Public Procurement Reform

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Position Paper on Public Procurement

Position Paper on Public Procurement

Creating a resource efficient and socially inclusive Europe is at the heart of the EU 2020 strategy. The current proposal on public procurement provides potential to promote the role of social enterprises providing products and public services, including activities relating to waste prevention, repair and reuse and recycling. Download (pdf)