‘ Sustainable procurement is a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment’
PCC will actively pursue a policy of sustainable procurement, as a contribution wider aims. It is committed to minimising the environmental impacts and maximising the economic and social benefits of all purchases made through PCC. To achieve this goal, whilst maintaining cost effectiveness, PCC will (where practical):
Ensure that sustainability issues, including whole-life costing, are considered in all contracts.
Utilise PCC’s market power to encourage innovation and the development of more sustainable solutions to the members’ needs.
Stimulate customer demand for sustainable products and services.
Work with suppliers to increase sustainability throughout the supply chain.
Develop greater awareness and a better understanding within the organisation of the benefits of sustainable procurement and how these benefits can be obtained
Voluntary and community sector, SME’s, Minority, Women owned business.
Corporate Social Responsibility ‘an approach by which a company recognises that its activities have a wider impact on the society in which it operates; and that developments in society in turn impact on its ability to pursue business successfully’ CIPS
Diversity and supplier diversity
Impact on society
Ethics and ethical trading
Supplier positioning Value of spend Sustainability Risk to Organisation Not all procurements are the same, all have different priorities Strategic Security Strategic Critical Tactical Acquisition Tactical Profit