The University of Birmingham

"The University of Birmingham implemented a Sustainability and Ethics strategy within its Procurement Department. This strategy was implemented following a University wide review to fully embed sustainability and ethics within its business processes, recruitment procedures, student engagement, Insurance activity and throughout the Supply Chain.

The University centralised all Buying functions which enabled the University to control procurement expenditure and ensure value for money through sustainable procurement practices.

The Insurance function has embedded sustainability for building projects, leasing opportunities and asset management insurance cover.

Our Procurement Strategy now places “sustainable procurement” and “procurement excellence” at the heart of our procurement ambitions."