Fair and sustainable procurement

The University has made various commitments to working towards socially responsible and sustainable procurement and supply chains.

Our sustainable procurement goal is to procure goods and services in ways that maximise efficiency and effectiveness while minimising social, environmental and other risks.

When buying through the University’s purchasing systems, or using other University contracted suppliers, students and staff can be confident that environmental and social issues have been taken into account.

The Procurement Office

What can I do?

Procurement website

What is the University doing?

We are leveraging our buying power to make a better world by:

  • Organising supplier events, such as our Supplier Sustainability Days
  • Creating supplier guides that highlight our responsible purchasing approach and sustainability commitments, and signpost to helpful resources
  • Analysing five key categories through sustainable procurement prioritisation


The Estates category is under review.

Topic: supply chains & purchasing