Our Corporate Target: The City of Fremantle will have a robust policy and process in place for assessing suppliers against local, ethical, social, economic and environmental criteria by end 2016.
Our Community Target: The City of Fremantle will encourage and enable the community to achieve high levels of sustainable material use through a range of programs including; sustainable material rebate scheme, share shop & online sharing initiative, online sustainable procurement toolkit by 2017 and continuing to review and update development policy to show alignment with best practice building standards.
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As well as reviewing our current procurement policies and tendering criteria, we are working towards developing a 'one-stop' online platform for the sourcing of goods and services. This will support the City to move towards a cleaner and greener system in a financially lean and efficient manner.
The City has a policy of purchasing locally, sustainably and ethically where possible. The City buys compostable cups, recycled plates and bowls, and makes use of re-usable options where possible. Staff are encouraged to purchase their stationery options from the Staples 'Eco-Choice' range, which provides a broad range of sustainable options for office basics, in addition to purchasing 'carbon neutral' paper which has a high recycled content.
The preliminary design of the new building project for the City has incorporated sustainability objectives and the use of sustainable, renewable or recycled materials to achieve a high 'Green Star' standard. Developers must adhere to City policies which outline sustainability criteria to be considered in development applications.