Last month, LUPC was awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark. The accreditation demonstrates our on-going commitment to responsible procurement practices. To gain the accreditation, LUPC has taken proactive steps in the last 12 months to safeguard against unethical conduct in procurement and supply management, reinforcing our focus on sourcing responsibly.
Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO CIPS said: “Responsible procurement remains such an important goal for our society, even during a pandemic, as consumers and citizens become ever more conscious that the organisation with which they study, or from whom they purchase, should constantly follow strong ethical principles.
“LUPC obviously recognises this and have taken the time and effort to ensure these ethical principles are firmly in place. I congratulate them on achieving the CIPS Corporate Ethics mark.”
The Ethical Procurement and Supply accreditation focuses on issues including corruption, fraud, bribery, exploitation, and human rights abuses in supply chains. LUPC has invested in training and developing our Category Managers to a high ethical standard, as well as adopting the principles outlined in the CIPS Code of Ethics within our organisation. LUPC has signed the Statement of Commitment to Corporate and Ethical Procurement and Supply.