According to the data related to the promoting of the green public procurement from Taiwan EPA in 2019, the achievement rate has been over 95% every year since 2013. Take the data in 2019 for example, the achievement rate of green public procurement topped out at 97.9%; however, compared to the data from Public Construction, the amount of the public procurement in 2019 cost a total of NT$1.8716 trillion (e.g. construction, product, and service, etc.), which the public green procurement only cost a total of NT$9.975 billion. It accounts for 0.53% in the public procurement, so it’s easy to learn that there’s still room for improvement; on the other hand, the expected growth rate of the green public procurement may be limited because it has almost topped out at 100% for 3 years. Therefore, we regard that it can start with increasing the green product category, developing the new sort of evaluation criteria, and providing more incentives to the green product procurement. Hope that there will be obvious growth rate of the total amount of the green procurement in the future.
The following have listed 5 key points of the project work: (1) Regulate Green procurement product- Declaration Guideline; (2) Pilot 2 Green procurement product-Declaration Guideline which are regulated in 2019; (3) Regulate the benchmark of green products and develop the calculation tools; (4) Regulate the critical review process for verifying green procurement product; and (5) Study and develop the green procurement promotion strategies of private sectors.
Through this project, we hope to increase the green product category for green procurement and the green procurement amount of public and private sectors by using LCA as the tools of environmental claim. Furthermore, we also expect the requirement of green procurement can be extend into supply chain and hope the transmutation can achieve the target of SDGs and promote the green production and carbon reduction effectively.