Procurement and in particular Sustainable Procurement, is one of the key drivers of change in any institution and is increasingly becoming a key mechanism for policy delivery and cost reduction. All public procurement in the UK is required to achieve value for money and is governed by the public procurement rule to ensure that it is fair and open. Universities and colleges in the UK spend millions of pounds each year undertaking capital projects and buying goods and services. Increasingly, institutions are making their spending decisions in a sustainable way and many are adopting sustainable and socially responsible procurement policies.
Institutions that have a sustainable procurement strategy are taking their commitment a significant step forward, outlining their commitment to making spending decisions in a way that achieves both value for money on a whole life cycle basis, as well as wider economic, social and environmental benefits.
If you would like to connect with other EAUC members interested in fair trade, join the EAUC's Fair Trade Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only. Find out more.
EAUC-Scotland's Sustainable Procurement Topic Support Network (TSN) is open to all, providing an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest. Find out more about the TSNs here.
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Continually greening Goldsmiths
Building a sustainable future: From start to beginning
Embedding sustainability at Aston University
The Public Bodies Climate Change Duties came into play in 2016 with annual reports due each November. The universities and colleges of Scotland are supported by SSN and the...
A look at the 'Wider Influence' section of the Scottish Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Reporting which is due each year on 30 November
On Wednesday 30th August 2017, the Sustainable Procurement Topic Support Network met to receive updates from the Sustainable Procurement Leaders Group and HEPA National...
Introduction to Sustainable New Product Development (S-NPD) provides guidance for those involved in NPD and product design who wish to improve the sustainability of their...
The Scottish FHE sector submitted their reports for the first year of the required Public Bodies Climate Change Duties. The EAUC-Scotland have produced a analysis report with...
“With the introduction of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act (MSA), commercial organisations with a turnover of £36 million or more are required to produce an annual...
This workshop presentation is from the “Global Goals: Local Action” EAUC Annual Conference 2017, presented by Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability - National Union...
Resources from the 'Building Socially Responsible Institutions' from the EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017.
Presentation from the 'Building Socially Responsible Institutions' Summit at the EAUC-Scotland 2017.
The Journey of Food is an interactive 30 minute eLearning module, developed by Cloud Sustainability in partnership with Veris.