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Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement

We want to make sure our procurement activity is sustainable. Our suppliers should create a sustainability action plan for their business while working with us.

Practicing sustainable procurement contributes to the University’s Vision and Strategy and Climate Action Plan.

Sustainable Procurement Policy

The University policy commits us to realise positive sustainability impacts and manage negative sustainability impacts. 

Environmental priorities

  • reducing carbon emissions
  • energy and water efficiency and conservation
  • adoption of circular economy principles in our approach to waste management
  • preserving and enhancing biodiversity 

Social priorities

  • social justice - working together to create a fairer and more just society
  • maximising social value through the University's supply chains
  • preventing and avoiding modern slavery in University supply chains
  • supporting local communities
  • supporting national and international communities
  • improving sustainable travel practices 

Financial priorities

  • value for money
  • socially responsible investment

Developing a sustainability action plan

We request that suppliers complete the NETpositive Supplier Engagement Tool.  

The tool helps suppliers to create a simple, free sustainability action plan for their business. We use this tool with awarded suppliers to support our sustainable procurement activity. It also informs ongoing contract management discussions.

Complete the NETpositive Supplier Engagement Tool now.