Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement

The Procurement Office role is to provide professional, qualified procurement expertise, advice and services; for all spend with external suppliers; in compliance the Public Contract (Scotland) 2015 Regulations, the Procurement Reform Act 2014, the Procurement (Scotland) Regulation 2016 and any other EU Directives. We will procure all goods and services with high ethical standard and focussed on social, economic and environmental considerations by applying principles of sustainable procurement.

 Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Awarding Body grant a certificate of recognition to Organisations that demonstrate they meet the objective requirements of this standard.

The Standard is a compilation of a series of standards under 5 Dimensions which are:

  • Dimension 1 – Leadership and Organisation
  • Dimension 2 – Strategy & Policy
  • Dimension 3 – People
  • Dimension 4 – Processes and Systems (Sourcing & Post-Contract Management)
  • Dimension 5 – Performance Management

 The University of Glasgow, led by Procurement Office successfully achieved CIPS Corporate Certification Standard award in 2015. At that time, the University was the first in the Russell Group of Universities and the only one in Europe and second globally to hold this level of accreditation in the Higher Education sector.  The CIPS Corporate Certification is valid for three years.

 Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Awarding Body grant a certificate of recognition to Organisations that demonstrate they meet the sustainability objective requirements of this standard.

 The Standard is a compilation of a series of standards under 5 Dimensions which are:

  • Dimension 1 – People and Leadership
  • Dimension 2 – Policy, Strategy & Policy and Communication
  • Dimension 3 – Processes
  • Dimension 4 – Suppliers
  • Dimension 5 – Measurement

 The University of Glasgow, led by Procurement Office successfully achieved Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Sustainable Procurement Review GOLD Award, valid to March 2019.The University is the first HE sector globally, to hold this level of accreditation.

The University Procurement Office has implemented the Advanced Procurement of University and Colleges (APUC) Supply Chain Code of Conduct. This focuses on the organisations and its Suppliers responsibilities in social, ethical, economic and environmental areas across the Supply Chain. The University Procurement Strategy is committed to delivering our Sustainability Objectives, which include identifying modern slavery risks within our Supply Chain. Procurement has used the sustainability risk prioritisation tool (Marrakech) which assigns a score for each risk attached to a category of spend.  The high risk categories are then investigated using the DEFRA analysis tool.  

Thereafter Suppliers identified within these categories are measured and monitored through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Sustainability Index.  

 CIPS measure

 (https://www.cips.org/en/cips-for-business/supply-assurance/cips-sustainability-index/)

The University of Glasgow is an accredited Living Wage’ employer, hold Fairtrade status and is a member of Electronics Watch. 

 

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