Sustainability report

Environmental label

Revised in 2013, the government resolution on the promotion of sustainable energy and environmental solutions in public procurement requires that environmental issues are taken into account in all public procurement.

When planning a tendering process, a project team investigates the opportunities for including environmental aspects in the criteria. If including such aspects is not possible or only one environmental element is identified, this is documented in accordance with Hansel’s internal guidelines.

If a framework agreement has included environmental aspects in relation to two or more criteria set by Hansel, it is awarded Hansel’s own environmental label. By the end of 2014, 55 of the 76 framework agreements that were in force (72 per cent) took account of environmental aspects.

On some occasions, due to the nature of the procurement, environmental aspects cannot be taken into consideration; in some categories, such as organisational and HR development services and other similar framework agreements involving specialist services, environmental considerations are difficult to account for.

In Hansel’s framework agreements, environmental aspects are accounted for:

  • 1 in the definition of the procurement need, or
  • 2 in the procurement requirement specifications, or
  • 3 in the applicability requirements, or
  • 4 as a criterion for comparison, or
  • 5 in the agreement terms.

ICT Procurement

Data communications
Video conferencing services 2010 1 2 3 5
Mobile phones 2012–2014 3 5
Telecommunications service 2014–2018 1 2 4
ICT equipment
End-to-end printing environment services 1 2 3 4 5
Network equipment 2010 2 5
Data storage solutions 2011 2 4 5
Network printers and services 2012–2016 2 3 4 5
Multifunction machines and services 2012–2016 2 3 4 5
Servers and related services 2013–2015 2 3 4 5
Electronics and audio-visual equipment 2013–2015 2 3 5
Computers (PC/Windows) 2014–2016 2 3 5
Computers (iOS/OS X) 2014–2016 2 3 5
Rugged computers 2014–2016 2 3 5
Software
Distribution channels for Microsoft access rights 2012–2016 1 3
ICT services
Machine halls and capacity services 2013–2019 1 3 4 5

 

Procurement of administrative services

Financial management
Leasing services 2013–2017 2 3
Payment solution 2013–2017 1 3
Leasing services for cars 2013–2017 2 3
Organisational and HR development
Occupational health care services 2013–2018 3 4 5
Consultancy services for management 2013–2017 3 5
Data technology training 2014–2018 1 2 3 5
Travel management
Accommodation services in Brussels 2011 4 5
Train travel services 2011 1 5
Domestic accommodation and conference services  2012 4 5
Passenger shipping services 2012 2 3
Travel agency services 2012 3 5
Scheduled flights 2013–2014 3 4

 

Procurement of materials and technical services

Vehicle and transport services
Furniture removal 2012 2 3 5
Car rental and minileasing services 2013–2017 2 3 5
Vehicles and trailers 2013–2017 2 3 5
Vehicles and economic driving training 2013–2017 1 2 3 4 5
Chartered bus services 2014–2018 2 3 5
Work machines 2014–2018 2 3 5
Material and facilities services
Restaurant services (Facility user services) 2014–2017 2 3 5
Electricity and HVAC supplies 2011 2 3 5
Consumable logistics services for institutional kitchens  2011 2 3 5
Facility user services 2012 2 3 5
Food products 2012–2016 1 2 3 5
Gases 2013–2017 3 5
Security technology 2012–2016; systems and equipment 2 3 5
Cleaning services (Facility user services) 2014–2017 2 3 5
Security services (Facility user services) 2014–2017 3 5
Overall services (Facility user services) 2014–2017 2 3 5
Office supplies
Office and ICT supplies 2012–2016 2 3 4 5
Office furniture 2013–2018 2 3 5
Printing services 2014–2018 1 2 3
Distribution services for domestic literature  2014–2018 2 3 4 5
Distribution services for foreign literature 2014–2018 2 3 4 5
Energy supply
Electricity 2013–2017 2 3
Lubricants 2011 2 3
Fuels 2013–2017 2 3 5
Fuel purchases from service stations (professional drivers) 2014–2018 2 5
Fuel purchases from service stations 2014–2018 2 5

 

Central procurement with environmental aspects taken into account

Procurement sector Category Central procurement in 2014, M€ Environment considered in 2014, M€ Environment considered in 2014, % Environment considered in  2013, % Environment considered in 2012, %
ICT procurement Data communications 32 9 28 32 29
ICT equipment 85 83 98 92 91
Software 30 29 96 92 27
ICT services 47 7 14 1 0
Total 194 128 66 64 55
Procurement of administrative services Financial management 51 43 85 87 93
Organisational and HR development 84 27 32 3 0
Travel management 79 74 93 94 96
Total 214 144 67 56 54
Procurement of materials and technical services Vehicle and transport services 51 51 100 97 94
Material and facilities services 70 60 85 85 71
Office supplies 64 55 87 86 86
Energy supply 121 121 100 100 100
Total 307 288 94 94 92
Total 715 559 78 75 72