Sustainable Procurement is among the key drivers of change in any institution, 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. In the UK, universities and colleges yearly spend millions of pounds undertaking capital projects and buying goods and services, and institutions are increasingly making these spending decisions in a sustainable way. The adoption of sustainable and socially responsible procurement policies is now more commonplace. These policy strategies demonstrate a commitment to reshaping the ethical, environmental, and social aspects of investment.
Join like-minded EAUC Members in the EAUC's Fair Trade Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only.
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.
EAUC Member responses about sustainable food policies and reduced meat catering.
Cathy Green, Sustainability Officer (Voluntary Activities), University of Gloucestershire, asked EAUC Members for tips for compiling an informal ‘Guide to organising...
A self assessment toolkit developed to promote consistent good-practice in Estates Management by enabling a good-practice standard
TRAC, Transparent Approach to Costing, is the standard methodology used by UK HEIs for costing their main activities.
A EAUC Member only resource which provides a 20 minute 'introduction to sustainability' elearning module to use as an engagement tool.
In October 2012 Glasgow Caledonian University hosted a Sustainable Procurement Topic Support Network focussed on Scope 3 Supply Chain (procurement) emissions.
This guidance document addressing the challenges of implementing the Flexible Framework, offers a simple and straightforward action plan designed to help achieve Level 4
Rutgers have a Green Contract Language document and a example of a letter that went out to their Preferred Vendors requesting information on their company's Green...