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Sustainable procurement

Social, Environmental, Economic circles

Our procurement plays a key role in contributing to sustainable development, through the goods, buildings and services we choose to purchase. Sustainable procurement is procurement that takes account of wider issues to maximise environmental, social and economic benefits such as:

  • Reducing CO2 emissions and the amount of waste going to landfill

  • Creating employment and training opportunities for the long term unemployed and disabled people

  • Achieving savings for us e.g. through designing and constructing buildings with lower operating costs

We are committed to sustainable procurement and developing sustainable environments and communities in Sheffield. We will:

  • Pursue the achievement of social, economic and environmental benefits, where relevant to the contract, through our procurement processes

  • Award contracts on the basis of whole life costs

  • Make more efficient use of our resources for example through reduced energy consumption and reduced packaging

  • Help stimulate our markets to innovate and produce more cost effective and sustainable options for everyone

  • Meet all relevant current and foreseen statutory regulations and official codes of practice and ask our suppliers to do the same.

  • Lead by example and continue to demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development

 

  • Modified: Mar 12, 2014 11:23:56 AM