Commitment 9

Sustainable Supply Chains

This Commitment is about having socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains.

To develop your sustainability plan, download the Action Plan (Word template) if you haven't already, go through the actions for each commitment, figure out where you need to start, and make a plan!

Actions to get started:

Make sure you understand your supply chain and explore where you can move to more sustainable options, supporting local businesses and minimising waste.

 ✓ Complete an audit to understand your supply chain from a social and environmental perspective.

Set targets for improvement, focusing on supporting local suppliers and minimising waste and packaging.


Work with your suppliers to ensure they clearly understand your expectations of their products and packaging.


Develop a sustainable procurement/purchasing policy including the sourcing of goods locally, where possible.


Talk about your aim to achieve a sustainable supply chain, including telling stories about the great work your suppliers are doing.

Actions for doing more:

Once you have the basics sorted, consider how you can collaborate with others to create and embed sustainable supply chains for all products and services that we, and others, use.

 ✓ Actively work with your supply chain and other businesses where appropriate, to ensure a totally sustainable supply chain.


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