LUPC understands the 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.
Endorsed by the LUPC Board and Executive Committee, LUPC’s Responsible Procurement Policy and Strategy have been designed to support members in achieving their Responsible Procurement aims and to enhance LUPC’s position as a leader in Responsible Procurement.
We work in partnership with organisations like the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Electronics Watch, Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group (BHRE) and The International Learning Lab on Public Procurement and Human Rights to ensure we fully understand all aspects of sustainability, the circular economy model and ethical practices.
Additionally, LUPC is an integral member of the UKUPC Responsible Procurement Network, which reviews and promotes good responsible procurement practice across our combined membership, aiding our members to best practice within procurement operations. LUPC also sits on the national HEPA Responsible Procurement Group.
We have also adopted and fully support the national Sustain Code of Conduct which is now included in all our tendering activity.