Green Purchasing Alliance Movement

Green Purchasing

The rise in environmental consciousness has led to a preference for products labeled as eco-friendly, made from organic materials, and environmentally safe. Individuals and organizations are adopting green purchasing as part of their efforts to protect the planet.

Green purchasing involves buying products and services with environmental considerations integrated. Beyond traditional factors like price and quality, the environmental impact of a product is taken into account. Consumers are becoming more mindful of the ecological footprint of the goods and services they consume. This growing trend for eco-friendly products will drive an increase in demand. Industries and dealers will be incentivized to cater to this demand, establishing a green market that supports sustainable consumption and production.

This approach not only encourages the purchase of products with low environmental impacts but also emphasizes understanding the entire life cycle, essential needs, key activities, and access to environmental information for each product or service.

The GPP [Green Public Procurement] Concept

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is a dynamic approach that revolutionizes how public authorities purchase goods and services. It goes beyond traditional procurement by considering the environmental impact of products throughout their entire lifecycle. This forward-thinking concept is driven by a commitment to sustainability and a vision of a greener, more eco-conscious future.

At its core, GPP emphasizes the integration of environmental considerations into procurement decisions. This includes factors such as energy efficiency, recyclability, use of eco-labels, and adherence to stringent environmental standards. By prioritizing products with reduced environmental footprints, GPP not only benefits the environment but also stimulates the demand for sustainable goods and services.

One of the remarkable aspects of GPP is its potential to drive innovation and spur the development of green technologies and practices. By signaling a market preference for environmentally-friendly products, GPP encourages industries to invest in research and development, ultimately leading to more sustainable offerings.

Moreover, GPP is not confined to specific industries or sectors. It spans across a wide range of product categories, from office supplies to construction materials. This versatility allows GPP to make a substantial impact on a global scale, influencing markets and shaping industries towards a more sustainable future.

By embracing GPP, public authorities take on a pivotal role in the transition towards a greener economy. They become catalysts for change, setting new standards and inspiring other sectors to follow suit. Through strategic sourcing and responsible procurement practices, GPP contributes to a world where economic growth harmoniously coexists with environmental preservation.

In essence, Green Public Procurement is more than a concept; it’s a powerful tool for positive transformation. It empowers public authorities to leverage their purchasing power for the betterment of the environment, fostering a future where sustainability is the cornerstone of procurement decisions.




The UNDP Accelerating NDCs through Circular Economy in Cities (ACE) Project (UNDP-ACE Project) aims to increase awareness and capabilities to strengthen the need for the continuous development of policies for climate change as with the evolving prioritization of green initiatives such as GPP that serve as a tool and mechanism towards the promotion of circular economy in reduction and mitigation of climate change impacts. The project entails and aims for the involvement of stakeholders such as the local government units in target cities, which are Manila, Caloocan, Pasig, and Cotabato, as well as their private suppliers, including micro and small enterprises. The specified key stakeholders' active participation in the program can contribute to reaching the project's goal of mainstreaming green procurement in the country, ultimately leading to a more sustainable and circular economy.

Scaling SCP in the Philippines Project

Scaling SCP in the Philippines Project

The Scaling up Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the Philippines is a global project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) that aims to widen the selection of environmentally preferable products that can be used for the promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) through Green Procurement in line with the policy implementation in the country. This initiative will help climate change mitigation to reduce 25% of Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Moreover, it specifically aims to develop and increase the number of existing product categories for the National Ecolabelling Programme -Green Choice Philippine (NELP-GCP) and Green Public Procurement (GPP) green technical specifications. This project can help promote green products and mainstream green procurement at the national and sub-national levels and as a market incentive to industry.

Green Public Procurement for Quezon City

Green Public Procurement for Quezon City

The Green Public Procurement for Quezon City or the Establishment and Implementation of GPP in Quezon City for the Promotion of SCP in the Philippines is a UNEP 10YFP Trust Fund-assisted project dating from January 2016 to December 2017. This project aims to establish and implement a comprehensive GPP program for Quezon City Local Government that presents and demonstrates an LGU model to promote SCP in the country.



           Making a Difference for a Greener Future

The Green Purchasing Alliance Movement (GPAM) in the Philippines, formed in October 2009, is a coalition of consumers, businesses, and government bodies dedicated to advancing environmental purchasing. It operates under the National Ecolabelling Programme-Green Choice Philippines (NELP-GCP) administered by the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI), with representation from various sectors.

GPAM, established under Executive Order 301 of 2004, mandates green procurement programs for all government branches. This initiative drives the growth of the green market in the country.

GPAM conducts workshops, orientations, and meetings to establish green purchasing policies. It disseminates information and education through various channels, including publications, resource persons, and trade exhibits. The organization also supports partnerships across different sectors for green purchasing by co-sponsoring campaigns, meetings, and research endeavors.

As an active member of the International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN), GPAM collaborates internationally to promote sustainable consumption and production. IGPN advocates for eco-friendly products and services, while also spreading knowledge about green purchasing.

Membership Benefits

GPAM Offers two kinds of membership:

  1. Institutional Membership
  • For organized groups, private companies and corporations, institutions, government units and offices 
  1. Individual Membership 
  • For professionals, academe members, or self-employed individuals who are interested 

Membership benefits include the following:

  1. Free One-time Green Procurement and Ecolabelling Orientation 
  2. Assistance on discounting arrangements for applicable purchases of Eco-labeled products
  3. Discount price on PCEPSDI-sponsored trainings and seminars, annual conferences and the bi-annual GPAM General Assembly
  4. Free access to PCEPSDI and IGPN Newsletters for every issue