Every purchase has intended and unintended economic, environmental and social impacts. Sustainable procurement is about consciously considering those impacts and seeking to make intentional positive community contributions.

The City integrates economic, quality, environmental and social value considerations into procurement processes for goods, services and construction projects, to the extent permitted by the City's trade agreement obligations.

The  Sustainable Procurement Policy - C556B provides a framework for our purchasing activities in order to create intentional positive environmental, social, and economic impacts, while maintaining open, fair and transparent procurement processes.