Kolding Municipality, Denmark

In 2014, Kolding municipality conducted a tender for textile rental and washing. This procurement process included evaluation criteria focused on the human rights due diligence procedures of bidders, and the resulting contract included human rights related contract clauses.

Kolding municipality now has an ethical tender policy which applies to the purchase of goods and services. It requires that suppliers and their sub-contractors comply with human rights related requirements that are based on ILO Core Conventions.

Relevant resources are available below.

Kolding municipality’s “Ethics and Tender Policy” and a report that includes a description of Kolding’s tender for textile rental and washing (at page 18) can be found below.

  • Kolding’s Ethics and Tender Policy, available here.
  • Success stories in socially responsible public procurement: Using public spending to drive improvements for workers in global supply chains (The Landmark Project, 2014). Available here.