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This is the project website of the revision of the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for "Road construction". The study was carried out for the European Commission's Directorate General by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Dir.B - Growth and Innovation

The GPP criteria are based on the requirements addressed in EU Communication COM(2008) 400 "Public Procurement for a better Environment". The purpose of the project was to revise the EU GPP criteria to have updated, clear and ambitious environmental criteria, based on a life-cycle approach and scientific evidence base. Several environmental, safety, technical and functional aspects were considered.

The evidence base uses available scientific information and data, adopts a life-cycle approach and engages participants to discuss the issues and develop consensus. Two types of criteria were proposed: the core criteria that are those suitable for use by any contracting authority across the Member States and address the key environmental impacts and the comprehensive criteria for those who wish to purchase the best environmental products available on the market.

Stakeholder involvement was a crucial part of this study. During the GPP criteria revision, wide consultation was foreseen with experts and stakeholders of manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs.

If you would like to contact us directly, we refer to the contact details of the project team.