Our Commitment

“Responsible Procurement for NEUPC means how we ensure that environmental, social and economic considerations are included in all of our activity on behalf of our members”.  Frank Rowell, Head of Consortium


NEUPC Sustainability Group


NEUPC, in collaboration with Members, meet on a quarterly basis to update on Responsible Procurement and Sustainability issues. The group was re-established in 2017 with a new chair and new membership. For Terms of Reference, please refer to the Sustainability Category Group page.


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.”


NEUPC Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement 2019



Flexible FW 4 achievement


The framework is a self-assessment mechanism that allows organisations to measure and monitor their progress on sustainable procurement over time. NEUPC are currently achieving Level 4 and we have refreshed our processes in 2017.



Contacts for sustainability issues:


Debbie Shore (NEUPC) [email protected]


NEUPC Sustainability Group Chair and Membership are shown in the Sustainability Category Group page.