Goods & Services

At UNSW, we 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, we assessed the key social, environmental and economic sustainability risks and opportunities in our supply chain and developed a roadmap to align our procurement processes with the ISO 20400 standard for Sustainable Procurement.

Sustainable procurement practices support other Environmental Sustainability Plan focus areas including Energy & Water Efficiency, Waste & Recycling, and Buildings & Campus.


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.