Time to be Responsible

Time: 16:15 - 16:35

Date: Tuesday 16 October

20181016 16:15 20181016 16:35 Europe/London Time to be Responsible

A sector that procures over £3.0 billion in capital expenditure per annum on top of its asset maintenance, has the ability to be a beacon of best practice in respect of sustainability and the triple bottom line: • Environmental Sustainability in respect of not just carbon and energy use, but also the use, reuse and… Read more »

Education Estates 2019

Synopsis

A sector that procures over £3.0 billion in capital expenditure per annum on top of its asset maintenance, has the ability to be a beacon of best practice in respect of sustainability and the triple bottom line:
• Environmental Sustainability in respect of not just carbon and energy use, but also the use, reuse and repurposing of existing buildings:
• Financial Sustainability, by ensuring that estates and buildings are efficient, embrace modern pedagogy and digital technologies and
• Social Sustainability, with reference to the social Value act.

It is this last point that perhaps universities could have the greatest impact through:
• Ethical procurement and supply chain management system which encompasses a Fair Trade Policy
• Ensuring fair payment mechanisms within contracts, the use of Project Bank Accounts, whereby contracts contain timescales for payments for contractors and their tier 2 and 3 suppliers, such that money flows faster through the supply chain at every level
• Emphasise preference for procuring locally to support jobs and enterprise
• Ensuring that contracts have a requirement for providing employment and training for the long term unemployed
• Require contactors to contribute to community and charitable projects as part of their contribution to Social value

Speakers

  • Alan Beever Partner - Arcadis

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