In Research


Year: 2014
Published in: SOMO: Amsterdam
Cited as: Ten Kate, G. “A review of dutch policy for socially responsible public procurement.” SOMO: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014).


Netherlands, Human Rights, Social Entrepreneurship


SOMO values the exemplary role of the Dutch government and believes in the positive influence that procurement policy can have on working conditions in supply chains around the globe. For many years, SOMO has been active in a variety of projects to promote socially responsible public purchasing by governments.4 However, there is a substantial lack of clarity about how these policies are applied at national and local level. SOMO aims to provide more insight into the concrete application of the Social Conditions in the procurement process to create awareness among policy-makers and civil society, and to ensure that the results can be included in policy evaluations.