University scores top marks for its sustainable procurement

We are delighted to have played a part in the University of Manchester achieving Level 5 (the highest level possible) on the Flexible Framework for sustainable procurement. The University is the first in the country to have its self-assessment independently verified and the rating is in recognition of practices, documentation, supply chain engagement, environmental impact as…

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How one university is using its data from the Supplier Engagement Tool

The University of Manchester is linking the data provided by its suppliers to its Social Responsibility agenda. The Procurement Team used reaching the milestone of 1,000 suppliers registered on the Tool to commission a research report to share its approach in moving from ‘supplier engagement’ to ‘supplier development’; communicating learning and leadership on this agenda and furthering its…

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Supplier numbers hit 2,500 – what they are telling us.

We now have over 2,500 suppliers using the Supplier Engagement Tool to create their free sustainability action plans. Our new four-page ‘infographic plus’ gives a visual representation of what those suppliers are telling us and their university/consortia customers through the issues and actions they have selected. Click on the image to see the full infographic.

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TUCO Winter Conference – Measuring Impact

Sheri-Leigh, together with Ian Jarvey (Deputy Head of Procurement, University of Manchester), will be presenting a session on the agenda at the TUCO Winter Conference. Sheri-Leigh and Ian will be sharing the first findings on the impact of our innovative Supplier Engagement (HE) Tool. The conference takes place on Thursday 1 December 2016 and more information…

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Supplier Engagement Tool (HE) – Information Session in London

26 universities and 4 purchasing consortia are using the NETpositive Supplier Engagement tool to: Provide a response to the new Modern Slavery Act legislation Support and develop their suppliers in relation to sustainability Achieve Level 4 on the Flexible Framework Over 1000 suppliers to HE institutions are already signed up and using the tool –…

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Helping Sustainability and Procurement teams join forces!

There have been lots of drivers for University procurement teams to engage with sustainability recently; for some it is a Procurement Capability or Maturity Assessment and for others new legislation such as the Modern Slavery Act. Basically, sustainability teams should be pushing at an open door with their procurement colleagues right now! To help things…

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