Using data from the Tool to demonstrate supplier impact in the West Midlands

The University of Birmingham commissioned a Supplier Sustainability Report on behalf of the West Midlands University Procurement Group. Using data from the Tool the purpose of the report was to: Understand the positive contribution that HE suppliers to West Midlands universities have on sustainability and social value Explore the contribution of those suppliers to the…

Supplier Engagement Tool Information Session

The NETpositive Supplier Engagement tool (HE) has been recognised as the preferred choice for Universities in England.  43 Universities and 4 Purchasing Consortia are now using the tool and over 3500 suppliers have now been supported to create their own bespoke action plans for their business (for free!). The tool enables suppliers to develop a…

NETpositive Futures at AUPN Leaders’ Workshop in Melbourne

Jimmy is flying off to Australia this week to present a session at the AUPN Leaders’ Workshop in Melbourne. The workshop is taking place 19-20 April and Jimmy is presenting a case study on ‘How UK universities built sustainability into excellent procurement practice’. We are delighted to have an opportunity to share the story with…

Attending In-procurement LIVE?

In-procurement LIVE brings together the In-tend community of Buyers and Suppliers and provides excellent networking and collaboration opportunities. This year the conference is taking place on Wednesday 28 March at The Principal Hotel, York and Sheri-Leigh will be presenting a session in the morning on how Higher Education is leading the way with its approach to…

Celebrating businesses that ‘do good’ at the first University of Manchester Supplier Awards event

The University of Manchester has held its first ever awards ceremony to celebrate the responsible practices of its suppliers, as part of a major initiative to recognise and support businesses that want to work in more sustainable ways. Action plans created by 1,400 suppliers to the University using our Supplier Engagement Tool (HE) were used…

How one university is using its data from the Supplier Engagement Tool

The University of Manchester is linking the data provided by its suppliers to its Social Responsibility agenda. The Procurement Team used reaching the milestone of 1,000 suppliers registered on the Tool to commission a research report to share its approach in moving from ‘supplier engagement’ to ‘supplier development’; communicating learning and leadership on this agenda and furthering its…