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Social and Environmental Sustainability in UNDP

UNDP is committed to ensuring that our programming and operations are socially and environmentally sustainable.


Sustainable Programme and project management

UNDP recognizes that social and environmental sustainability are fundamental to the achievement of sustainable development outcomes, and therefore must be fully integrated into our Programmes and Projects.  To ensure this we have the following key policies, procedures and accountability mechanisms in place to underpin our support to countries:


Environmentally sustainable operations

As a global leader in the fight against climate change, UNDP ‘walks the talk’ and has been climate neutral since 2014 through a combination of reductions and offsetting. Read more ...


Sustainable procurement

To help countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion, while at the same time address the issues of climate change, UNDP makes a shift to more sustainable production and consumption practices. Sustainable procurement means making sure that the products and services UNDP buys are as sustainable as possible, with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social results. Procurement, therefore, plays a key role in contributing to sustainable development.

Please find more information on the UNDP Procurement Website.


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