Police Procurement North West comprises of the following strategic forces:
Police Procurement North West (PPNW) employs approximately 40 staff that collectively has responsibility for the procurement of a wide range of goods, services and works across the region to support operational policing.
It is essential that we along with other public sector bodies take our responsibilities for the way we conduct ourselves in business activities seriously and to this end are in the process of developing policies and procedures that will support Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) effectively.
There are many definitions of the term, however we have adopted one that we consider will engage the communities that we serve from a procurement perspective and is laid out below;
“Responsible Procurement is the continuing commitment by Police Procurement North West to behave in a responsible and ethical manner that will contribute to and support the local economy, encourage growth and improve quality without compromising the environment either for our own generation or our children’s as they follow us”
We need to accept responsibility for our actions, CSR is about being aware of the impact of our activities have on the communities and environment we work in and taking radical steps to reduce any negative effects.
We will be developing responsible initiatives that will be generic to all of the individual forces within the PPNW so that there will be a real commitment from the procurement community to the people of the North West Region and the environment in which they live.
First and foremost we will be positive in our approach to the way we conduct business and consider the elements in which we operate namely;
We believe in being positive and to this end the following initiatives have been put in place to support the launch of PPNW on April 1st 2010;
CSR is not new to PPNW and we have already achieved the following:
We will be working towards developing strategies that will influence the way we procure through the following processes;
By complying with the guidance laid down in the above processes the ultimate aim will be to achieve a recognised Environmental Management System (EMS) such as ISO 14001 or BS5888.
The following main legal requirements must be adhered to during the procurement process:
CSR is an integral part of Police procurement activities. The PPNW will continually strive to develop best practice in terms of CSR.
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