Poverty aware procurement communications

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An Exciting Project on Sector Procurement and International Development

Building on the success of the Sustainable Procurement Project, the EAUC was pleased to announce a follow-on project funded by UK Aid from the Department for International Development (DFID). 

The Promoting Poverty Aware Procurement on Campus (PPAPC) project completed at the end of March 2010. Sustainable procurement is rising up the agenda and as a result social issues, such as poverty, are now being highlighted too. Being aware of poverty issues has a huge impact on the choices we make when procuring goods and services and ultimately has a knock on effect on supply chains.

Communication materials

Good communication and effective dissemination is vital to the success of this project. As a result a suite of resources have been created by the way of Podcasts and Video Clips to support awareness raising. 

Five talking head videos were produced from key people within and outside of the sector to highlight the issues of poverty aware procurement. These include:

  • Iain Patton, Chief Executive EAUC Introduces the project (4:06)
  • Alastair McIntosh, Author, Activist & Fellow of the Centre of Human Ecology in Scotland (3:26)
  • Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, Director of Corporate Relations, WWF International (5:14)
  • Peter Sulston, The Sustainable Catering Consultancy (1:21)
  • Jim Cranshaw, People and Planet (3:59)

In addition, three podcasts were also produced and include:

  • Tim Smit, Chief Executive the Eden Project
  • Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business, Marks and Spencer PLC
  • Paul Cross, Associate Director Strategy, Business and Finance Oxford Brookes University