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Indicator 12.7.1 Number of countries implementing sustainable public procurement policies and action plans

Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator This, or part of this, indicator is classified as Tier 3 and therefore no internationally established methodology or standards are yet available, but methodology or standards are being (or will be) developed or tested. Until methodology or standards have been agreed we are reporting/linking to the most relevant source of information.

We have identified the following policies relevant to this indicator - Sustainable procurement - the Government Buying Standards (GBS).

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Relevant UK policies

Indicator description
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This, or part of this, indicator is awaiting the development of internationally established methodology and standards (classified by the UN as tier 3). Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
Metadata last updated 2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries implementing sustainable public procurement policies and action plans

Target name

Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier III

UN custodian agency

UN Environment (UNEP)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 4.0 MB) opens in a new window