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Name of Resource

Sweden’s Action plan for business and human rights

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Sweden

Enacting authority

The Government of Sweden

Entry into force / date of approval

August 2015

Description

The National Action Plan was developed to incorporate the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practical action at national level. The plan responds to the European Commission’s request that Member States draw up national action plans in this area. The Action Plan is also an important part of the government’s heightened ambitions for foreign trade, through the export strategy, CSR and other areas. It is an equally important part of the government’s relaunch of its Policy for Global Development and its efforts to contribute to the new global sustainable development goals. The Action Plan has been developed by the government in consultation with various stakeholders.

The supply chains topic is discussed in the sections on the state duty to protect human rights and measures already taken in the field of business and human rights.

Availability

ENG: http://www.government.se/contentassets/822dc47952124734b60daf1865e39343/action-plan-for-business-and-human-rights.pdf

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Name of Resource

Hållbar Upphandling – Sustainable procurement

Type

Guidance on policy

Country / jurisdiction

Sweden

Enacting authority

Swedish regions

Entry into force / date of approval

August 2015

Description

Sweden's regions are responsible for ensuring that all residents have access to one good and well-functioning health care, dental care and public transportation. Since 2010, Sweden's regions have been engaged in one national cooperation to promote sustainable supply chains through sustainable public procurement methods. This document aims to ensure that the goods and services are procured are manufactured under durable and responsible conditions.

Availability

SWE: http://www.hållbarupphandling.se 

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Name of Resource

National Public Procurement Strategy

Type

Policy

Country / jurisdiction

Sweden

Enacting authority

Ministry of Finance, Government of Sweden

Entry into force / date of approval

2016

Description

The government has formulated seven policy objectives for the procurement strategy. The overall objective is that public procurement is a strategic tool for doing good business. The strategy states that public procurement drives innovation and promotes alternative solutions, public procurement should be environmentally responsible and contribute to a socially sustainable society. A sustainable society includes respect for human rights.

Availability

ENG: http://www.upphandlingsmyndigheten.se/globalassets/english/procurement/
national_public_procurement_strategy_english_web.pdf

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Name of Resource

Mapping Initiatives for Ethical Public Procurement in Europe

Type

Report / analysis

Country / jurisdiction

European Union

Enacting authority

The National Agency for Public Procurement (Upphandlingsmyndigheten), Sweden

Entry into force / date of approval

2017

Description

This report maps out ethical public procurement initiatives across the European Union and European Economic Area countries. The report identifies specific pressure points, strategies, and ethical public procurement initiatives implemented across Europe, as well as identifying existing challenges arising from these. Recommendations for improving working conditions in public procurement supply chains are presented. The report identifies that ethical public procurement is defined by various stakeholders in several ways. It appears that this term is not so widely used and is more commonly known as Socially Responsible Public Procurement.

Availability

ENG: https://www.upphandlingsmyndigheten.se/globalassets/dokument/flytt/rapport_2017_6_mapping_initiatives_webb.pdf

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Name of Resource

Sustainable Supply Chains – Guidelines contractual terms

Type

Guidance

Country / jurisdiction

Sweden

Enacting authority

National Secretariat for Sustainable Procurement

Entry into force / date of approval

20 May 2019

Description

The aim of these guidelines is to provide a clarification for the Swedish regions and what to expect from their suppliers, in regards to social and environmental responsibilities. It provides explanatory notes on sustainable supply chains’ contractual terms and highlights the steps that a supplier needs to take in order to meet certain conditions. The guidelines are also intended for procurers who will be creating and following the requirements.

Availability

SWE: http://www.xn--hllbarupphandling-8qb.se/images/GuidelinesContractualTerms.pdf  

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