Sustainable procurement

As a major local business organisation and part of the wider national and international higher education sector, the University's procurement and investment decisions have major socio-economic and environmental implications locally and globally.

A policy of sustainable purchasing and responsible investment will aim to mitigate the negative effects that the University's activities have on environment and people.

For more information about what this means in terms of how the University views its procurement and investment, please see the policies on the right hand side of this page.  If you are a member of staff who is involved in any purchasing, please read the document and incorporate those factors into the decision making process.

The University will continue to work with its purchasing partners, including the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium, to improve sustainable purchasing practice across the sector.