Social procurement represents the choice by an organization to embed the achievement of social values into their procurement practices. Increasingly, organizations around the globe are changing their procurement practices in an effort to add social value into contracts.This report includes an examination of the current procurement practices at the City of Vancouver. Additionally, an exploration of the social procurement state of practice globally is conducted by examining the different goals that organizations have identified and the approaches they have taken to achieve them. The report concludes with an overview of the program elements that help ensure the success of a social procurement program and recommendations for future action. 

Partner: City of Vancouver
Keywords: social sustainability, sustainable development & green economy, supply chain management & green procurement

Dustin Lupick