Responsible procurement plays an integral duty in South Tyneside Council's procurement process. We recognise our responsibility to help suppliers procure value for money goods, services and works, whilst maximising social value, minimising environmental impacts and ensuring the ethical treatment of people throughout its supply chains.
The Council is continually strengthening its pursuit of these goals, with value for money principles applying throughout.
Leveraging service and works contracts to protect and enhance the health and wellbeing of local people and the local environment, providing skills and employment opportunities and promoting the local economy.
Sustainable development involves:
- Effective protection of the environment
- Prudent use of natural resources
- Social progress which recognises the needs of everyone
- Maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment
The government requires local authorities to take sustainability into account in their procurement activities.
We will therefore be looking to build sustainability into our procurement practices and work with companies which can demonstrate progress in this area.
Listed below are a number of programmes which may be able to help you improve your environmental performance.
WRAP provides valuable advice to help recycling companies and re-use enterprises grow their operations.
Our business support services can help you to:
• expand capacity;
• improve business efficiency and output quality; and
• access finance through business planning and strategy development.
Phone: 0808 100 2040
The Carbon Trust - an independent company funded by the government which helps business and the public sector reduce carbon emissions.
Phone: 020 7170 7000 Carbon Trust