The Philippine government has launched its Green Public Procurement (GPP) Regime in an effort to buy green and ensure ecological integrity. This initiative, part of a larger nationwide-plan, reiterates the country’s environmental goals set forth by the United Nations, to further developments of policies the prioritize clean air and water, waste reduction, and security of energy supply. Executive Director Dennis S. Santiago of the Government Procurement Policy Board-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO) said, “As the single largest buyer in the market, government procurement policies influence the direction that manufacturing takes. When environment-friendly processes and technologies are encouraged by public-sector demand, more growth in green manufacturing is expected.” Supplies, equipment and services acquired by government agencies will be subject to specifications that guarantee reduced environmental impact through the GGP program.

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