Purchasing has a key role to play in implementing sustainable development by using purchasing power to influence technology and best practice to create a greener, more ethical market place and reduce consumption of materials. Implementation of a Sustainable Procurement Strategy will also have benefits for the organisation as well as the environment including ensuring compliance with legislation, cost savings, protecting reputation and building image, rationalising the supplier base, ensuring security of supply and managing risk.
See our Sustainable Procurement Policy Statement here.
We are currently developing our Sustainable Procurement Strategy to determine how to achieve our aims of meeting the requirements of Level 4 in all areas of the UK Government Flexible Framework, a self-assessment mechanism to allow organisations to measure and monitor their progress on sustainable progress over time. We are working with NETpositive Futures to develop our engagement with suppliers.