“Sustainability Reporting Tool” project partners announces joint procurement for ESG platform development

In collaboration with partners from Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Lithuania, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, has announced a joint procurement aimed at finding a developer for an international web platform esgtool.eu that supports companies’ sustainability journeys and reporting. The estimated cost of the procurement is 250,000 euros.

The objective of the project is to develop a platform (website) intended for environmental, social, and governance mapping (“ESG Tool”). The goal of the “ESG Tool” is to promote and facilitate the adoption of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the partner countries of the project (Latvia, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania).

The “ESG Tool” will serve as a practical resource to raise awareness and guide organizations in implementing ESRS, fostering sustainable business practices across the participating countries. The tool helps organizations to initiate the first steps of stakeholder mapping and materiality assessment, as well as provides a knowledge database and supporting materials for possible future ESRS in-depth evaluation.

The platform will be created in Latvian, English, Estonian, Finnish, and Lithuanian and will be freely accessible to everyone. The developed tool will be piloted in each of the partner countries at the beginning of next year. In Latvia, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia (VARAM) and Latvian Information and communications technology association (LIKTA) will be responsible for the piloting activities.

A contract for the development work of the “ESG Tool” platform will be concluded with one provider for an expected duration of one year.

Bids can be submitted in English or Estonian until July 5, 2024 11:00:00 (UTC+3) in Estonian Public Procurement Register:


Information about the procurement is also available on the European Union tender portal: https://ted.europa.eu/en/notice/-/detail/324582-2024

The address for submission is: https://riigihanked.riik.ee/rhr web/#/procurement/7156672/tenders

An information session about the procurement will take place on June 18, 2024, from 10:00 to 11:00 (UTC+3). It will be held in English. The session will provide an overview of important procurement details, including project background, payment terms, development schedule, and methodology. Registration for the session is required through e-mail: office@likta.lv.

The development of the “ESG Tool,” which simplifies sustainability reporting, began in 2023 and is part of a broader initiative aimed at promoting digital innovation and change in the Baltic Sea region. Project (2023-2025) is supported by Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme 2021-2027, 1 Priority Innovative societies, 1.2 Objective Responsive Public services and it contributes to EUSBSR PA Innovation Action, with a total budget of approximately 3.5 million euros. Project partners include the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications as the lead partner from Estonia, and as partners, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of the Environment, the Environmental Investment Centre, ITL Estonia, and Let’s Do It Foundation from Estonia, LIKTA and VARAM from Latvia, DIMECC LTD from Finland, INFOBALT from Lithuania. The project will conclude on December 31, 2025.

Latest information about the project:

Interreg website


Joint procurement by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for the development of the ESGTool platform: https://riigihanked.riik.ee/rhr-web/#/procurement/7156672/general-info