CSR and Sustainable development can ensure a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come and can assist in ensuring that the following objectives can be met:
- Social progress
- Effective protection of the environment
- Prudent use of natural resources
- The maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and development.
Taking sustainable development issues into account during the procurement cycle can support process of meeting the above objectives. This means looking beyond the initial price to take account of whole life costs, quality and other benefits. We provide advice on sustainable procurement and links to other websites offering further advice and support. Much of this advice is contained in our secure access Advice Section. If you are a member of Cardiff University staff and experience difficulty accessing this secure area of our website, please contact Buyline@cf.ac.uk for advice. We welcome feedback from departments as we are continually improving this area of our website.
We also supply information on how Cardiff University’s suppliers support sustainability. If you are a University supplier and wish to provide details of your initiatives, please contact Buyline@cf.ac.uk
Cardiff University has achieved and maintains Fair Trade Status. The Purchasing Section works with Schools and Divisions to ensure that fair trade products are available wherever possible and practicable.
Equality and Diversity in Procurement
Please refer to our statement.