Sustainable and fair procurement of products and services

The Hesse state administration commits itself to procuring products and services exclusively on the basis of the criteria "sustainable" and "fair" and to continuously making efforts to improve their sustainability. Consequently, binding rules for the state administration's procurement measures have been anchored in the Hesse Energy Law regulating the procurement of energy-efficient products and services. According to these regulations the relevant demands with respect to energy efficiency and energy consumption as well as the impacts on the climate are to be considered in the procurement process. In this context, a general principle  has been established and guidelines have been developed regarding various product groups, such as vehicles, computers, screens and office devices.