Anglia Ruskin University is committed to responsible procurement through the integration of economic, environmental and social elements of sustainability throughout our entire procurement process and expect the same standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
We recognise that our purchasing can have adverse as well as positive impacts on our community and environment, both locally and globally. Through purchasing decisions ARU aims to strengthen the sustainability of society and the environment.
Our Responsible Procurement Policy (PDF) forms part of our broader environmental policy and management system which is certified to the international standard ISO 14001.
The aims of this policy are to improve our key suppliers' environmental and social performance, including their understanding and response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, by using more efficient goods and services and fair working practices.
This policy is identified within the Financial Regulations and must therefore be complied with by all staff.
An assessment of the sustainability risks and opportunities associated with our key product and service categories is incorporated within our register of environmental aspects and impacts and procurement category analysis.
Our Procurement and Sustainability Strategies provide the objectives, targets, timelines and resources to deliver these commitments and inform a regular review of this policy.
Through this Policy we will commit to the following: