In recent years, the international green procurement trend has applied life cycle assessment (LCA)to the identification of green products such us Made Green in Italy program, Buy Clean California Act, Korea EPD program, Malaysia MyHIJAU program and so on. Furthermore, considering the scope of Taiwan green procurement, only environmental protection labels are recognized. Therefore, in order to be able to keep up with the international development trend and expand the scope of green procurement, The Project of Performance Upgrade for Green public Procurement in year 2019 has proposed to use Life Cycle Assessment as the third definition of green product identification.
The following have listed 3 key points of the project work: (1) Increase the green product category for green procurement; (2) Develop Product environmental footprint tools and procedures to identify green product for green procurement; and (3) 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.