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.

LUPC’s Responsible Procurement Strategic Plan and Environmental Policy  is designed to support members in achieving their Responsible Procurement aims and to enhance LUPC’s position as a leader in Responsible Procurement.


Carbon Emissions Reporting

A key commitment in our Environmental Policy is to be a net zero company by the end of 2022/2023. To enable this, we have created an LUPC Carbon Emissions Report 2020-21 as a preliminary exercise to finalise the methodologies and calculations required from the 2021-22 academic year onwards. The next report covering 2021-22 will set the baseline from which we can measure our progress and calculate our offsetting requirements. 


We work in partnership with organisations like the Ellen MacArthur FoundationElectronics 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. 

LUPC is an integral member of the UKUPC Responsible Procurement Network, which showcases good responsible procurement practice across our combined membership and promotes learning from the experience of others. 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.