The tool is designed to support and develop the supply chain, which is crucial to embedding sustainability in the procurement process.
A key feature of the tool is the inclusion of content specifically addressing the requirements of the new Modern Slavery Act.
Following a successful pilot at the University of Manchester, a collaboration between NWUPC, NEUPC and TUCO sees this extended to the wider sector.
Over 100 University suppliers have already signed up to create a free Sustainability Action Plan for their business.
“We have been piloting the tool for the past 6 months, and it has helped us to demonstrate the positive impact of our supply chain at the same time as supporting our suppliers. We are delighted to see NWUPC, NEUPC and TUCO now taking this forward so they and other institutions can do the same.”
Kevin Casey, Head of Procurement, University of Manchester