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Guidance for bio-based products in procurement

Guidance for bio-based products in procurement
Published on: 29/08/2017
Author: Royal HaskoningDHV.
This guidance aims to help as many organisations as possible to obtain more information about bio-based products and to consider innovative bio-based products alongside other products when making their buying decisions.

Main guidance

The guidance is developed for anyone implementing bio-based products in organisations or procurement -  why they should be used, how to implement them in organisations and what product groups to focus on. The guidance aims to be practical and contains case studies providing examples of, and ideas on the uptake of innovative bio-based products in procurement.

Guidance on bio-based products in procurement (available in 12 EU languages)

Training material

A ‘handbook for trainers’ was also developed to enable trainers to transfer the knowledge contained in the guidance to interested parties. The handbook addresses the content of the guidance and also provides practical advice such as the target group for the training and how to set it up appropriately (e.g. the number of trainees).

Factsheets on the innovation potential of bio-based product groups

Gardening and landscaping:

Infrastructure construction materials:

More comprehensive guidance is available on the dedicated bio-based products webpage.

You can also find information on our chemicals website.