LUPC’s commitment to Responsible Procurement

LUPC understands the continued importance of working in partnership with our members, suppliers and other consortia to ensure sustainable and responsibly considered procurement is embedded across all aspects of the procurement process.

One of our strategic objectives is to enhance LUPC’s position as a leader in Responsible Procurement, and our recent achievement of being awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark furthers our work towards that. The accreditation demonstrates to all our stakeholders that we take proactive steps to safeguard against unethical conduct in procurement and supply chains, reinforcing our focus on sourcing responsibly.

We work in partnership with organisations like the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Electronics Watch and the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group (BHRE) to ensure we fully understand all aspects of sustainability, the circular economy model and ethical practices. Additionally, we support and contribute to sector working groups including the UKUPC Responsible Procurement Network and the national HEPA Responsible Procurement Group.

We have adopted and fully support the national Sustain Code of Conduct which is now included in all our tendering activity.