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Statutory Guidance Engagement Workshop: Sustainable Procurement and the CE

27 February 2024, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Why are these Statutory Guidance stakeholder engagement workshops taking place?

SSN is working with the Scottish Government to support the development of new Statutory Guidance on Public Bodies’ Climate Change Duties. The guidance is being co-developed this year with contributions from across the Scottish public sector. Formal public consultation will take place in spring/summer 2024.

Between September 2023 and February 2024, SSN and the Scottish Government will run a series of stakeholder engagement workshops, which will explore a number of prioritised topics that are under development.

What is the purpose of this workshop?

This workshop will aim to gather feedback from Scottish public sector professionals on the Scottish Government’s draft guidance chapter on ‘Sustainable Procurement and the Circular Economy’. The chapter will touch on topics such as;

  • Considering climate in procurement activity
  • The Sustainable Procurement Duty
  • Guidance on asking for climate commitments at the selection stage of procurements
  • Supplier and contract management
  • Reporting emissions from procured goods and services
  • Circular economy

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed specifically for public sector professionals within the Sustainable Scotland Network membership who a) work closely with the subject matter of the workshop; b) will be able to identify gaps or alternative approaches to the proposed content; and c) can advise on suitable levels of technical detail and structure for the guidance.

Lead SSN members should coordinate the gathering of views from colleagues, or encourage topic experts to attend.

It is essential that attendees come well-prepared and have thoroughly read the draft Statutory Guidance material prior to the workshop. This will enable everyone to get the most out of the session, while also keeping it brief.