Responsible Procurement

Responsible procurement is considered throughout all of LUPC's activities. One of our objectives in our strategy for 2018-21 is to "enhance LUPC’s position as a leader in Responsible Procurement". Our aim is to continue to drive awareness and improvement in this area for our Members and the wider community benefit, as well as being involved in national and international groups with similar aims.

We work with the following partners;

GUIDANCE: PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Andy Davies, former LUPC Director and leading specialist in Modern Slavery delivers a ‘Ted Talk’ on Public Procurement and Human Rights.

A guidance document on Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain has published by CIPS Knowledge. Written specifically for public procurement practitioners, the guide offers encouragement for buyers, decision makers and opinion-formers to identify and understand the risks, develop appropriate mitigating actions and promote respect for human rights in public supply chains.

The guide sees a collaboration between CIPS and partners London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), the Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group at the University of Greenwich (BHRE) and Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC). 

PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONICS SUPPLY CHAINS THROUGH PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Events involving well-known electronics brands highlighted the exploitative and unsafe conditions under which many workers in the supply chain operate. Dr Olga Martin-Ortega , Reader in Public International Law at University of Greenwich an LUPC member, and her team have produced a paper setting out how public purchasers can best introduce social considerations into the procurement process, helping to solve the conundrum many face working within the EU rules. The paper makes a number of recommendations for buyers, suppliers and policy makers.

PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE ELECTRONICS SUPPLY CHAINS THROUGH PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

 

FREE E-LEARNING:PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

LUPC, in collaboration with our partner consortium APUC and the University of Greenwich, has developed an eLearning suite on Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain, developed especially for public procurement practitioners.

Users will learn why protecting human rights in the supply chain is important to the public sector, how to assess and prioritise risks, monitoring supply chains, responding to abuses and measuring and reporting effectiveness. There’s also a module on compiling your annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement under the Modern Slavery Act.

The suite was written by Dr Olga Martin-Ortega, Reader in Public International Law and leader of the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group at the University of Greenwich and former LUPC Director, Andy Davies FCIPS. We thank the University of Greenwich and Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges for their kind support in co-funding this project.

You can access the eLearning suite, for free, by registering your details below which will then take you directly to the portal. LUPC will only use this data in relation to modern slavery communications and not for sharing with third parties.