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Procurement and Services

The University spends over £25m on the procurement of goods and services, much of which has a significant environmental impact.  All staff and students, especially those with responsibility for procuring large quantities of goods are urged to consider if the procurement of the goods is actually necessary.


Most of the goods and services used by the University are procured through the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) consortium.  The work of the APUC Team supports the University greatly, ensuring that environmental sustainability is embedded into all aspects of procurement.  The Team are enhancing this work by developing a sustainability enhancement tool.  For example, APUC was one of the founding members of Electronics Watch.  All electronics at Edinburgh Napier are bought through APUC frameworks.

Sustainable Procurement Action Plan for Scotland

In November 2009 the Scottish Government launched a Sustainable Procurement Action Plan to assist the public sector build sustainable procurement into corporate culture and manage and account for sustainability through procurement.

Dr Webber, University Secretary, is responsible for implementing the Delivery Plan for sustainable procurement within the University.  The Finance Team are progressing with the Plan at Edinburgh Napier.  Contact Andrew Foulner for more information or visit the Finance intranet pages.

Edinburgh Napier has an Ethical Financial Investment Policy.  Developed in 2006, the Policy is discussed annually by the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group (ESAG).