The procurement strategy provides general guidelines for the municipality and will implement the politicians' goal of contributing to a more circular economy.

In the Sunnmøre region, all municipalites + Vestnes collaborate on municipal procurement.  The collaboration is administered by Ålesund Municipality. The procurement collaboration is responsible for a significant scope of procurement during a year.

Through this project, the collaboration wants to investigate how circular procurement can be incorporated into the overall strategy. The project will test the design of various requirements to contribute to more circular purchases, this will potentially lead to major changes in the climate accounts of the municipalities and thus society.

Financing: Climate rate funds from the Norwegian Environment Agency.

The project will submit a final report at the end of the project.

The project is a continuation of the project Smart Circular City.


Ålesund Municipality, ÅRIM - The Ålesund Region's Intermunicipal Environmental Company IKS, NTNU in Ålesund

Relevant Sustainable Development Goals

8 - Decent work and economic growth

9 - Industry, infrastructure and innovation

11 - Sustainable cities and communities

12 - Responsible consumption and production

13 - Stop climate change

17 - Partnership for the goals