Procurement Bill 2022 Petition
Procurement Saves the Planet
Imagine a world where every procurement strategy, plan and process and every procurement team across the public and private sectors had acquired and managed in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. We wouldn’t have climate change, modern slavery or exploitative behaviour within our supply chains. Idealistic as that may seem.
Every product and service that either consumers or public and private sector organisations acquire, and use, has been and will be subject to some form of procurement activity.
Like it or not the procurement and supply chain profession is at the forefront of climate change. Moving forward the profession and every person in procurement has a choice, we are either striving to have a net positive impact on the environment or we are facilitating and enabling climate change to the detriment of all. There really is no middle ground.
Public Sector expenditure is huge, within the UK £300B per annum, 14% of GDP and approximately 12% within the broader OECD. The trickle-down impact of placing sustainability at the heart of procurement decision making, designing in net positive environmental legal obligations into every Public Sector procurement and for every supplier would fundamentally shift both the buy-side and supply-side behaviours and have an influence far beyond the tier one suppliers to the Public Sector. The current Procurement Bill 2022 provides a unique opportunity to place sustainability at the heart of procurement, redefine ‘Value’ incorporate the true ‘Total Cost of Ownership’, drive innovation and change.
We should take this opportunity to reshape the profession and save the planet.
Amend the Procurement Bill 2022 to Enshrine Positive Environmental Legal Obligations
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🌍💷🛢️🔥🌎💵🛢️🔥🌏⚖️⏰🚩 SOS Help we humans be part of the solution, sign + share this @ChrisGPackham @ed_hawkins @KevinH_PhD @adamvaughan_uk @some_yeo @Feargal_Sharkey Petition: Amend the Procurement Bill to enshrine positive environmental obligations https://t.co/i5f8beJZqh— #NATURALGASISMETHANE (@genetikdriftah) October 5, 2022
I posted this on LinkedIn but I’m also posting it here as many of my network are not on LinkedIn. It is vital that Public Sector spending takes account of the needs of future generations and has a positive environmental impact. Please consider signing 👇 https://t.co/4gcS6MAyBB— Clare Topping PhD 💙 💚 (@enviromentalist) September 28, 2022
David Shields, Director of Procurement, Sustainability, and Social Impact has started a petition to add environmental considerations as a legally binding part of the Procurement Bill 2022. #ClimateChange #PublicProcurement #PublicSector #ProcurementBill2022 #BidforSuccess pic.twitter.com/JY170F0i3N— BidforSuccess (@BidforSuccess) September 28, 2022
Anyone concerned about the Climate Emergency please sign this petition to amend the Procurement Bill to include requirements on Net Zero.— Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw (@CllrElfrede) August 19, 2022
This is another opportunity to enshrine Net Zero in Law and influence £300bn of procurement spendinghttps://t.co/dI7aUwW1WT