10 June 2015
The City of Cape Town’s green procurement efforts
have total a saving of 120 million Rand.
This as the city will be undertaking a review of
its big spend areas to assess where the greatest environmental impact can be
Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Environmental
and Spatial Planning Johan van der Merwe said the green procurement refers to
how money is spent in a way that promotes resource efficiency, environmental
sustainability and the green economy.
Van der Merwe says this reveal is also important in
the light of load shedding that is occurring in Cape Town and in the rest of
the country as a result of Eskom’s critical supply constraints.
Van der Merwe added that the successful and speedy
implementation of energy saving measures in the city operations is therefore of
Electricity supply is expected to remain critical
and, while it is clear that everyone must play their part to save the
electricity, government must lead by example.
“The commitment by the city to green procurement as
part of its supply chain management will have long lasting positive effects on
our local enlighten, while as contributing to a more sustainable global
environment” Van der Merwe added.
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