Supply chains and investments
Details of our Supply chains and investments programme, including Good Food, modern slavery, conflict minerals, fair trade, palm oil and responsible investment.
Good Food is food and drink that is tasty, healthy, good for the environment and good for the people who make it. Find out how you can make good food choices on campus and contribute to more sustainable and ethical food systems worldwide.
Fair and sustainable procurement
The University has made various commitments to working towards socially responsible and sustainable procurement and supply chains.
In 2016, the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) came into force. It requires commercial organisations with a turnover of over £36 million to publish a statement detailing what actions they are taking to combat any risks of modern slavery in their own operations and in their supply chains.
The University of Edinburgh was the first higher education institution in the UK adopt a formal conflict minerals policy.
We have participated in the Fairtrade University scheme since 2004, making commitments to procure fair trade, awareness-raising and research.
The University of Edinburgh is working to ensure it buys products that contain certified sustainable palm oil.