Benefits of GPP

GPP is beneficial in many areas as it provides environmental benefits, social benefits, political benefits and even economic benefits.

Environmental benefits

GPP helps government to achieve environmental targets by helping control CO2 emissions , air & water quality, resource use, and waste generation, all of which affected by the purchases we make. It can also encourage sustainable agriculture practices.

Social benefits

GPP has the potential to enhance our quality of life through reducing the use of toxic chemicals in cleaning products, providing better and innovative alternative solutions to fulfill our needs and even addressing inequality by purchasing from local farmers and small & cottage industries.

Political benefits

GPP can demonstrate the Bhutan’s commitment to a holistic development inspired by GNH philosophy by taking environmental, economic and social concerns into account.

Economic benefits

GPP actually saves money. Over the whole life-cycle of a purchase, GPP often leads to savings for the government and for society in general. For example, an energy and water-efficient building may cost more up-front, but will save money in the long run. By creating demand for green goods and services, GPP also provides incentives to industry to innovate. It can encourage farmers, manufacturers, innovators and entrepreneurs in Bhutan to produce and supply environmentally sustainable and socially responsible products and be competitive in the global market.