London,
29
June
2008
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Europe/London

More sustainable spending from the greenest council in London

SUSTAINABLE spending by Hackney Council has achieved recognition from a City Hall green scheme.

Thanks to large-scale purchasing of recycled products across the Council, Hackney has received a ‘silver’ rating in the Mayor of London s Green Procurement Code.

The code encourages organisations in the capital, including small to medium-sized businesses, to consider environmental impacts when awarding contracts and purchasing supplies.

It also considers what training is given to staff and whether there are sustainable objectives and targets in individual job descriptions.

Cllr Jamie Carswell, Deputy Mayor of Hackney, said: “A cleaner, greener, Hackney is one of our top priorities, and I am delighted that the Council is setting a good example on environmental sustainability.”

The Council also won the Best Performing Public Sector Organisation category at the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code Awards last October.

Find out more about the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code by visiting www.greenprocurementcode.co.uk