Sustainable Procurement

Lancaster University is committed to creating Framework Agreements and Contracts that promote ethical and sustainable procurement activity. For Lancaster University, Sustainable Procurement supports wider social, economic and environmental objectives in ways that offer real long term benefits and helps us to achieve our goal of delivering value for money for the institution. Our goal is to support our departments to achieve value for money through sustainable collaborative procurement.

Lancaster University’s Sustainable Procurement Strategy has five key objectives to enable us to achieve our strategic goals. Our policy is outlined below, to see our full policy please read our Sustainable Procurement Overview

1. People 

Development of procurement staff with an advanced level of sustainable procurement knowledge.

2. Policy 

Implement policies where sustainability is embedded and which will facilitate sustainable procurement activities.

3. Process 

Embed sustainability into all process and develop tools for a robust method of whole life costing.

4. Engagement 

Engage with suppliers to ensure they recognise that sustainability is key to all consortium activities.

5. Measurement and Results 

Develop Supplier Engagement Tool to measure performance and produce targets and KPIs