The NETpositive Supplier Engagement Tool enables your company to develop a free NETpositive Sustainability action plan in line with the environmental, sustainability and institutional objectives of your customers. You might have been asked to complete an action plan by one of the purchasing consortia (YPO, NEUPC, NWUPC, SUPC or TUCO), by one of the 48 universities using the tool or by one of YPO’s public sector members such as a Local Authority.
The Tool demonstrates that sustainability is not just about reducing energy or recycling but also about how sustainability relates to your core business practice and importantly how to maximise your social value and economic impact through the choices you make and the things you do. This is implicit in our NETpositive approach.
For too long sustainability strategies and commitments have been focused primarily on environmental issues and predominantly on the reduction of negative impacts. A NETpositive commitment simply recognises that, as well as reducing negative environmental impacts, we should also pay more attention to enhancing the positive impacts of our individual and collective activity; environmentally, socially and economically. The aim is to achieve an overall position that is NETpositive.