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Suomen kansallinen puupohjaisten tuotteiden julkisten hankintojen politiikka

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleSuomen kansallinen puupohjaisten tuotteiden julkisten hankintojen politiikka
2nd TitleFinnish National Public Procurement Policy for Wood-Based Products
CreatorTyö- ja elinkeinoministeriö
DescriptionThe general purpose of the Finnish National Public Procurement Policy for Wood-based Products is to support the objectives of Finland's sustainable development and environmental policies. The specific objectives are to: (1) support contracting authorities in choosing the most sustainable wood products; (2) encourage procurement that takes environmental considerations into account already at the procurement planning stage; (3) function actively in the drafting of EU sustainable wood-based product procurement criteria, and to ensure that the criteria are clear enough to be put into practice by public purchasers; (4) support and motivate innovation activity within public procurement; (5) assist contracting authorities in applying environmental criteria in a non-discriminatory manner that promotes healthy competition. The policy states that Finland’s goal is to support the harmonisation of guidelines for the public procurement of wood-based products within the EU and specifies that both PEFC and FSC are acceptable for the verification of sustainably produced wood. The policy was prepared within the framework of the Strategic Programme for the Forest Sector (Metsäalan strateginen ohjelma) and was prepared by a steering group consisting of representatives from key stakeholders. The policy is available in Finnish and English <>
LanguageEnglish, Finnish
Keywordscertified timber; timber certification; public procurement policy; timber procurement; timber trade; sustainable forest management; illegal logging
TypeInformation services, Legislation, Publications
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 Published: November 11 2010