Briefing paper: Sustainable procurement and carbon management: the potential for savings

Bull, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-4372-3589, Ozawa-Meida, L. and Holland, C., 2011. Briefing paper: Sustainable procurement and carbon management: the potential for savings. London: JISC.

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This briefing paper is the first output of the JISC funded project: PROCO2. The aim of PROCO2 is to explore how to re-engineer procurement and re-imagine the University thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Specifically, the project aims to develop an ICT based decision-making tool enabling De Montfort University (and thereafter other HEIs) to reduce Scope 3 emissions, notably procurement. The project will involve a review of the impact of Scope 3 emissions, procurement best practice in the HEI sector, the design and construction and testing of an ICT tool to enable improved decision making around the environmental impact of suppliers, goods and services, and finally, to understand the organizational learning and change management issues surrounding such a change.

This briefing paper sets out the landscape of sustainable procurement in 2011 by firstly providing a brief overview of the procurement function before second, reviewing definitions of sustainable procurement and giving an overview of the current policy context and range of organisations involved in sustainable procurement. Third and finally, the paper will show the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions through more sustainable management of procurement decisions. This section takes the form of a case study of De Montfort University that should be illustrative and instructive for other Higher Education Institutions.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Creators: Bull, R., Ozawa-Meida, L. and Holland, C.
Publisher: JISC
Place of Publication: London
Date: 2011
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Apr 2019 15:44
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 15:44

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