The procurement and sustainability teams are currently working to ensure we meet all the criteria of ISO 20400 standards for Sustainable Procurement
. ISO 20400 provides guidance to organizations on integrating sustainability within procurement. It is intended for stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, procurement decisions and processes.
We are affiliates to Electronics Watch
whereby we use the their monitoring services to achieve increasing compliance with labour rights and safety standards in the supply chains of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hardware procurement.
Use of NETpositive FUTURES
to support engagement with suppliers around social, ethical, economic and environmental factors, inclusive of safeguarding against modern slavery and protection of human rights. NETpositive FUTURES is free for suppliers to access and empowers them to create an action plan, which supports and advises how sustainability relates to their core business practice and importantly how to increase their positive social, economic and environmental impact through choices and the activities they undertake.
NETpositive FUTURES contributes to how the procurement team engage with suppliers, not only in constructive dialogue on sustainability but by encouraging suppliers to drive continuous improvement.
We have subscribed to Warp IT
as just one step we are taking to promote the circular economy. Through this platform we aim to support the extended use/re-use of equipment and assets and to reduce waste and the environmental impacts of our supply chain.
Incorporating the Sustain supply chain code of conduct
into our Procurement and Contract Management processes to which all suppliers are subjected to. This commits suppliers to responsible and sustainable procurement within their organisation and associated supply chain.
We source our office supplies (stationery and print/paper) from Wildhearts
in support of United Nations Sustainable Development goals and advocate the use of the UniGreenScheme
for our high value laboratory equipment.