Sustainable procurement practices aim to procure goods and services with the lowest environmental impact and greatest economic and social benefits while implementing strategies to avoid unnecessary consumption. In 2018, an assessment was undertaken of the key social, environmental and economic sustainability risks and opportunities in our supply chain. From this, a roadmap was developed to align procurement processes with the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement and priority projects were identified for implementation.
Sustainable procurement practices also play a key role in delivering activities in other focus areas, including Energy & Water Efficiency, Waste & Recycling and Buildings & Campus.
Commitment:Integrate sustainability and ‘circular economy’ principles into procurement practices
- Align procurement processes with ISO 20400 by 2022.
- Implement the ISO20400-aligned Sustainable Procurement Roadmap.
- Implement Sustainable Procurement priority projects.
- Assess and monitor supply chain environmental impacts.