Sustainable procurement is where where businesses meet our needs for goods and services
in a way that achieves value for money for the wider community. The aim of sustainable
procurement is to benefit the community and the economy in addition to ourselves,
whilst minimising damage to the environment.
The Corporate Procurement Strategy includes sustainability as one of its six key
- Procurement Strategy 2017 to 2020
The document looks at how our sustainability aims fit with wider council and public
We expect our suppliers to comply with our sustainability requirements and to work
with us to benefit the Falkirk Council area social, environmental and community
benefits to the Falkirk Council area.
Sustainable Procurement Action Plan
A self-assessment tool (Flexible Framework) developed by the UK Sustainable Procurement
Task Force allows organisations to measure and monitor their progress on sustainable
procurement over time.
- Sustainable Procurement Action Plan
Through our Employment & Training Unit, we help people into employment and training
opportunities. We do this through the inclusion of Community Benefit Clauses in
contracts with our suppliers, contractors and service providers.
Legal & sustainable timber
We monitor all timber and timber related products we are supplied with, or are used
by our contractors, to make sure they come from a legal and sustainable source.
In 2012, we were awarded the Silver status by WWF in their
What Wood You Choose campaign. We achieved Gold status in April 2014.