SAMSA has a long term strategy to develop procurement skills and thus stimulate development. Therefore, SAMSA, among other things, initiated an industry association for better procurement of waste collection. A first kick-off meeting was held in Malmö in autumn 2013. The association meet two times a year.
In the meetings, participants discuss general procurement issues and exchange experiences, thus increasing understanding of one another’s activities. The aim is to learn from each other, share best practices, create understanding and increase trust between buyers and suppliers. By seeing things from a common branch perspective, small changes can lead to big profits.
Rhetikfabriken initiated the meetings and led them between 2013 and 2017.