Our Commitment

NEUPC and its members are committed to sustainability as an integral part of our business strategy.
Sustainable procurement involves socially and ethnically responsible purchasing to minimise environmental, social and economic impact through the supply chain.
We have fully adopted the Procurement England Ltd (PEL) sustainable procurement strategy since its outset in May 2013. Sustainability is embedded in all of our procurement activity.
Further achievements include attaining the Flexible Framework Level 3 in April 2014, and Level 4 in December 2014. This Flexible Framework is an assessment tool which allows organisations to measure and monitor their progress on sustainable procurement over time. All our procurement professionals must embed sustainability within our frameworks.
You can read examples of sustainable commodities available via our frameworks in our supplier and member case study reviews.


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NEUPC Human Slavery Act Statement


Our Human Slavery Act Statement shows our commitment to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking have no place in our supply chain and indeed across wider supply chain networks throughout the HE Sector.

Frank Rowell, NEUPC CEO, said “We are working with our suppliers and encouraging the majority of them to complete a sustainability action plan, this plan includes questions specific to knowledge and activity around the Modern Slavery Act. Working in partnership with our members and other HE Consortium we will be embarking on regular measuring and monitoring of this progress, leading to sharing best practice and encouraging innovation from our suppliers in this key area.”


Read the NEUPC Human Slavery Act Statement.