URL : http://www.msr.se/en/
Mr. Peter Nohrstedt Tel: +46 8 700-6600, Fax: +46 8 700-6699
|Location:||Vasagatan 15-17, SE-111 20 Stockholm, Sweden|
|Number of members:||n/a|
|Number of Non-members:||n/a|
Executive Board: 9 persons; Number of employees: 5 persons
|Region:||Europe (EKU) and All (EPD)|
|Sources of funding:||
Our green purchasing activities are financed by the Swedish State
|Type of Organization:||National Organization
SEMCO is a stock-holding company jointly owned by the Swedish State,
The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions
and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
|WWW pages:||http://www.msr.se/en/ (Ecologically Sustainable Procurement)
http://www.environmarket.com/emas/ (Eco Management and Audit Scheme)
http://www.environdec.com/ (Environmental Product Declaration)
|Checklist/Guidelines and Specifications/Criteria:||11 EKU product categories containing suggested procurement criteria for professional use.
Also, criteria for product categories: 42 in Swedish,
9 in English; Service categories: 5 in Swedish, 2 in English.
The program targets groups in the public and private sector
|Environmental Label (ISO),
Other (Energy Star, etc.):
|EPD and Type III LCA-based declarations.|
|Events:||Often participates in workshops and conferences.|
|General Guidelines or Principles
for Green Purchasing
(which apply to overall activities):
|Follows the European Commission proposal
for the 6th Action Programme,
which identifies the importance of green purchasing,
and ISO/TR 14025 and guidelines from the international EPD network GEDnet for EPD.
Case Studies for Purchasing:
and Awareness Surveys:
|Newsletter:||A quarterly newsletter with over 150 subscribers,
published in Swedish
|Product List/Database:||Product Category Rules (PCR) database covering
approximately 70 product categories for EPD.
|Program Name/Main Activity:||Ecologically Sustainable Procurement (EKU)
and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
(i.e. “Green Purchasing Law”):
|European Directive 2004/18/EC 31 March 2004
on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts,
public supply contracts and public service contracts.
|Suppliers List/Database:||Listed in internet-based and open PCR & EPD databases.|
Tools (market related):
|Private and public sector training materials in both Swedish and English.|
|Concerning social aspects:||
Social aspects are not considered in SEMCO’s purchasing program.
|Uses LCA-based, quantified information
for environmental performance for products and services.
|Publications:||Requirements for environmental product declarations, EPD (MSR 1992)
and Managing Environmental Purchasing and Procurement (in Swedish).