IGPN - International Green Purchasing Network

Global Activities

Japanese Ministry of the Environment

URL : http://www.env.go.jp/en/


Organization Information

Contact information: Tel: +81-3-3581-3351
Location: No. 5 Godochosha, 1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975,
Organizational Structure: number of employees:1134
Region: Japan
Sources of funding: International financial markets; Member countries (National Bodies)
Type of Organization: National government organization
WWW pages: http://www.env.go.jp/en/
Year established: Environment Agency was established in 1971
In 2001, the Agency was reorganized to be the Ministry of the Environment.



Checklist/Guidelines and

Basic Policy for the Procurement of Eco-Friendly
Goods,etc has been revised annually.

Education Materials/Tools
Environmental Label (ISO),
Other (Energy Star, etc.):
Events: Seminars are provided through the GPN
Annual workshop to discuss “Designated Procurement Items”
General Guidelines or Principles
for Green Purchasing
(which apply to overall activities):
Good Practices/
Case Studies for Purchasing:
database for good practices is provided also via the GPN homepage.
Market Research and
Awareness Surveys:
Conducts annual survey on local governments’ green purchasing activities
Newsletter: n/a
Product List/Database: Basic Policy for the Procurement of Eco-Friendly
Goods,etc has been revised annually.
Related Laws/Regulations,
(i.e. “Green Purchasing Law”):
Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly
Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities (Law on Promoting
Green Purchasing) was enacted in 2000.
Training Course/Tools
(market related):
Various training materials are provided through the GPN.



Concerning social aspects: n/a
For more information,
please address your concerns to
Mr. Harada (KAZUYUKI_HARADA@env.go.jp)

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