Our Responsible Procurement and Commissioning strategy (RPC) sets a clear framework to guide our work with suppliers on community wealth building to deliver responsible business and sustainable development.
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The RPC strategy is based on four pillars, which are aligned with our overarching Fairer Westminster Strategy and wider national and international objectives including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
Responsible Procurement Strategy publications
Our RPC strategy is accompanied by three new publications which support its implementation.
Our first modern slavery statement describes the steps taken to ensure modern slavery forms no part of our business or supply chain. It details our policies, procedures, training and procurement mechanisms used to mitigate the risks of modern slavery and includes an action plan for continuous improvement.
The Supplier Charter is a set of commitments suppliers are asked to make to demonstrate that they share our responsible business ambitions. The requirements are tailored according to the contract's nature, value and duration.
The guidance provides details of the evidence requests for each Supplier Charter requirement in order to provide clarity to bidders and existing contractors who wish to sign up.
The Ethical Procurement Policy is a set of core requirements on working conditions, freedom of association and collective bargaining, regular employment, humane treatment and blacklisting, and payment of the Living Wage. It will apply to all council contracts, initially over a value of over £100,000, of any duration and within any sector.