Wednesday, June 10, 2015

City’s green procurement efforts have a total saving of 120 million Rand

Mbasa Gqokoma
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 achieved.

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 outmost importance.

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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