Anne-Marie Saulnier is a Canadian with over 15 years of experience and expertise in sustainable procurement. She has been responsible for developing and implementing sustainable procurement policies and operational tools through consultation with senior management, internal teams, Canadian and overseas suppliers and external stakeholders, for Canadian and Québec governments, several towns and municipality, and public and private organizations.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Anne-Marie works with Peru’s Ministry of the Environment (MINAM) to design and prepare a green and sustainable public procurement guide. Her work includes reviewing the country’s legislation, procedures, and policies, plus international agreements and conventions on green and sustainable public procurement, in coordination with the country expert and MINAM. It will also include developing a Cost Benefit Analysis tool for sustainable public procurement to help measure the impacts of sustainable procurement efforts.
Starting with a passion for improving work conditions, Anne-Marie ventured into broader sustainable, social procurement issues as years passed. She has dedicated the last fifteen years to promoting and implementing responsible procurement and co-founded and led ECPAR, a network of pioneering Canadian organizations that share expertise and lessons learned to accelerate the implementation of sustainable procurement.
Based in Montreal, Anne-Marie works for the Institut de Tourisme et hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), supporting public institutions in local food purchasing as part of the National Strategy for the Purchase of Quebec Food. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Université du Québec à Montréal, a Master’s in Industrial Relations from Université de Montréal, and a certificate in Sustainable Public Procurement from the International Labour Organization, International Training Centre.