Malaysia Malaysia sets new guidelines on green public procurement (GPP)

20 products and services are listed

Malaysia sets new guidelines on green public procurement (GPP)

In July 2018, the “Government Green Procurement Guidelines 2.0” (hereinafter referred to as the Guidelines) were released in Malaysia. The Guidelines serve as a guide for governmental organizations to select environmentally friendly products and services in the procurement, specifying specific criteria for the 20 products and services listed below. Of the following categories, the specific criteria for six categories such as “ICT equipment,” “paints,” “fiber cement,” “energy-saving indoor lighting,” “paper,” and “cleaning services” were already specified in the first edition of the Guidelines, but the specific criteria for the other categories were specified for the first time in this edition.

  • ICT equipment
  • Paint
  • Fiber cement
  • Energy-saving indoor lighting
  • Paper
  • Fiber
  • Furniture
  • Multi-function printer
  • Air conditioning equipment
  • Packaging material made of biodegradable polymer
  • Water saving equipment
  • Rainwater collection system
  • Stationery (paper-made)
  • Rubber products
  • Cleaning services
  • Green data center services
  • Building management services
  • Auto repair services
  • Printing services
  • Hotel services


The original text of the Guidelines can be downloaded from the following URL.


Requirements for each product

There are 14 products and services added in this second edition of the Guidelines. Of these, the specific criteria for “multi-function printer,” “air conditioning equipment,” and “water saving equipment” are as follows. Note that it is not mandatory to meet the “award criteria,” but products and services that meet the criteria will be given additional points in the evaluation process.


Multi-function printer

Air conditioning equipment

Water saving equipment

Scope of coverage When supplying energy efficient multi-function printers with two or more primary functions such as copying, printing, faxing, or scanning to government offices, hospitals, or schools. When supplying wall-mounted air conditioners (split type) of 2.5 hp or less for use in government facilities. When supplying sink pipes, shower faucets, ablution pipes, toilet fixtures, toilets, or shower heads to government offices, schools, hospitals, or utility companies.
Product specification

(mandatory criteria)

Being energy efficient, and obtaining at least one of the three international standards, ENERGY STAR, MyHIJAU Mark, or SIRIM Eco-Labelling Certification.
  • Being energy efficient, complying with the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS), and having received the 5-Star rating certification issued by the Energy Commission.
  • Not utilizing R22 refrigerant.
  • The energy efficiency ratio being at least 11.94 Btu/h/W for cooling capacities of less than 4.5kW.
  • The energy efficiency ratio being at least 10.71 Btu/h/W for cooling capacities of 4.5W or more and less than 7.1 kW.
Having obtained at least 2-Star rating on Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme (WELPS) by the Malaysia National Water Services Commission (SPAN)
Award criteria (a)    MyHIJAU Mark or SIRIM Eco-Labelling Certification

(b)    Policies for collection and reuse

(c)    Eco-Labelling certification of toners

(d)    Flame retardants

(e)    Compliance with EU-RoHS

  • Products with MyHIJAU Mark
  • Information provided by suppliers on the use of reusable product packaging materials.

Author / Responsibility

AOKI Kenji

Senior Consultant, EnviX Ltd.
General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

Business Performance

Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
- Environmental regulations updating
- Chemical regulations consulting


MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji