Arnold Laver News - The Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code

Arnold Laver achieve the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code Silver Level

The combined purchasing power of London-based companies has huge potential to positively tackle the capital's waste problem, reduce carbon emissions and contribute to the Mayor of London’s target of cutting the capital’s carbon emissions by 60% by 2025.

London's businesses, as major consumers of products and producers of waste, can sign up to the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code to commit to reducing the effects of their activities on the environment.

The Mayor of London's Green Procurement Code is a support service for organisations committed to reducing their environmental impact through responsible purchasing. They provide practical advice and online resources to help embed green purchasing into all aspects of an organisation, including sourcing green products.

The Green Procurement Code is unique in the UK and Europe. No other green procurement initiative combines a support service with an extensive survey that leads to performance benchmarking, sharing of best practice and recognition through awards for the leading participants.

Organisations signed up to the Green Procurement Code commit to achieving progressive environmental targets and can be awarded bronze, silver or gold status as a mark of their success. Arnold Laver have achieved Silver Level.

Since October 2007, members of the Green Procurement Code have spent over £742 million on green products and diverted 191,131 tonnes of waste from landfill. This represents a saving of 78,863 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Our signatories also make a valuable contribution to the green economy – reported purchases from over 680 suppliers have supported more than 1300 jobs.


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