Social Responsibility

Responsible Procurement Supplier Exhibition

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:18:00 BST

The University is holding its biennial Supplier Exhibition for staff and post-graduates on the 10 November in Whitworth Hall from 10am to 4pm.

As social responsibility is one of the University’s three core goals, this year’s theme is ‘Responsible Procurement’ (#ResponsibleProcurement), a process where buyers consider the social, environmental and economic impacts of their purchases to support sustainable development.

All exhibitors are contracted suppliers, and have been tasked with demonstrating how they can support us to buy more responsibly, and how their businesses help contribute to our social responsibility aspirations, for example; reducing the number of deliveries onto campus, power consumption and waste to landfill.

The procurement team also wanted the exhibition to support the excellent community engagement work of the University, and are keen to demonstrate the value that the partnership between the University and our contracted suppliers provides. In consultation with the Director of Finance and the Director of Social Responsibility we have agreed that any surplus funds from the event will be donated to the Equity and Merit Scholarships for international master’s students which aim to assist talented but economically disadvantaged students from some of the world’s poorest countries.

During the exhibition delegates will have the opportunity to discuss their needs with over 30 contracted suppliers and of course have the opportunity to take part in the various free prize draws being held.

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