[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1684658182495{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;background-color: #d0e5dc !important;border-left-color: #2d5b59 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #2d5b59 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #2d5b59 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #2d5b59 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”About the Supplier Engagement Tool” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%232d5b59|line_height:1.5″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]

The NETpositive Supplier Engagement Tool enables your company to develop a free NETpositive Sustainability action plan in line with the environmental, sustainability and institutional objectives of your customers. You might have been asked to complete an action plan by one of the purchasing consortia (HEPCW, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC or TUCO), by one of the 60 universities using the tool.

The Tool demonstrates that sustainability is not just about reducing energy or recycling but also about how sustainability relates to your core business practice and importantly how to maximise your social value and economic impact through the choices you make and the things you do.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”How the tool works” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%232b5b59|line_height:1.5″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Completing your action plan should be a simple and relatively quick process:

You can watch a simple guide to creating your action plan here.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Benefits of using the tool” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%232d5b59|line_height:1.5″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Suppliers using the tool will be able to:

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1684657053612{border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;padding-left: 5px !important;background-color: #d0e5dc !important;border-left-color: #2d5b59 !important;border-right-color: #2d5b59 !important;border-top-color: #2d5b59 !important;border-bottom-color: #2d5b59 !important;}”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Please note that the link to the Tool is not publicly available, as you will be invited to complete an action plan by one of your university customers, if appropriate, and they will send the link.

If you have any technical difficulties using the tool once you have the link please email Sandra at NETpositive Futures on admin@netpositivefutures.co.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Share your action plan” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%232d5b59|line_height:1.5″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Share your Action Plan

Use the ‘share’ button at the end of the actions page to give other colleagues access to your action plan. This enables more than one person to contribute to the plan and means you do not need to have duplicate plans for your company.

Revisit your Action Plan

Regularly re-visit your plan to ensure that the information is up-to-date, for example if the information on the universities you supply changes. Also, ensure you re-visit your actions to up-date if you need to mark as ‘complete’ your ‘in progress’ actions or move from ‘not started’ to ‘in progress’. Be sure to add evidence against your actions to demonstrate to your customers what your company is actually doing with regards to sustainability.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What the data from your action plans tells your customers” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%232d5b59|line_height:1.5″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Click on the image below to have a look at an example of infographics that can be produced by your customers to illustrate the actions being taken by their suppliers.

Click on the image to see example infographic


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