Ethical & Sustainable Procurement

STAR Responsible Procurement Strategy

STAR and the councils it supports have agreed a Responsible Procurement Strategy to reflect important changes to how we work and to place responsible, sustainable and ethical procurement at the heart of everything we do. It recognises the national, regional and local influences which shape our procurement world and sets out how we will achieve our business objectives through procurement activity. It is designed to be simple and clear, demonstrating how we will deliver procurement worth to the STAR Councils and their partner organisations through the five core objectives set out in our Business Plan.

STAR and our Partners expect all suppliers (and their sub-contractors) to work in partnership with us and to comply with the Core and Additional Expectations set out in Annex 1 of the Responsible Procurement Strategy.

Unite Construction Charter

The STAR Partners are committed to ensuring that construction workers are protected, and achieve the highest standards in respect of:

  • direct employment status health & safety
  • standard of work
  • apprenticeship training
  • the implementation of appropriate nationally agreed terms and conditions of employment

Therefore the STAR Partners expect all suppliers of works / construction via them to adhere to the requirements of the Unite Construction Charter.

Tyred Campaign

The STAR Partners are committed to the campaign to ban the use of tyres over 10 years old on all commercial vehicles. We will work to make sure that tyres of more than 10 years old are not used within the STAR Partners’ supply chain. More details on this can be found at The Tyred website.

Driving Out Single Use Plastics

The STAR Partners are committed to driving out the use of Single Use Plastics within their supply chains, and within the region. They support the GM ambition to dramatically reduce avoidable single use plastics in the region. More details can be found at PlasticFreeGM



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