The Sustain Supply Chain Code of Conduct has been collaboratively developed and reviewed by the Sustain Project, members including APUC, LUPC, HEPA, EAUC, various HE/FE institutional Procurement and Sustainability leaders, NUS (and other student associations) and People & Planet. Coordinated by and copyright © managed by APUC Ltd, Incorporated in Scotland number SC 314764.
The document was updated in 2021. There are two versions - one is ready for use and one is editable for institutions to customise or including within relevant procurement and guidance documents.
The Sustain Supply Chain Code of Conduct may be used by any member of all UKUPC consortia and / or EAUC, and by the members of the Sustain Project. If used, the title “Sustain Supply Chain Code of Conduct” title must be used (although local prefixes to this can be added) so that suppliers and other stakeholders know it is the same widely adopted code of conduct that they are working to. For the same reason, the numbered clauses in the code must be used in their entirely without any deletions, amendments or additions, if it is modified in breach of this, permission to use any of the content in any form is withdrawn. Organisations may insert graphics relating the clauses to the UN SDGs however, a good example of this can be found on the University of Manchester’s website. Parties who may wish to use this Sustain Supply Chain Code of Conduct who are not members of a UKUPC consortia or a member of EAUC (or one of the members of the Sustain Project), should contact APUC Ltd for permission in writing.
APUC Ltd retain ownership of the copyright on behalf of Sustain Project members.
The University of Manchester have also mapped the SDGs into their Code of Conduct - this is in the downloads section as an example.