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Procurement and Contract Management Unit. Procurement – Meeting Targets in Social Responsibility. Procurement is Special!. Key strategic tools for delivering desired Government outcomes Regulation Procurement. John Robertson Executive Director ACT Procurement Solutions. Background.

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Procurement and Contract Management Unit

Procurement – Meeting Targets in Social Responsibility


Procurement is Special!

  • Key strategic tools for delivering desired Government outcomes

    • Regulation

    • Procurement

John Robertson

Executive Director

ACT Procurement Solutions


Background

  • What is it?

    • Management process used to acquire goods and services that ensures value for money decision making that incorporates appropriate consideration of a supplier’s social and environmental impacts

  • Youth Challenges

    • November 2006 – Social Responsibility

    • March 2007 – Green Procurement

  • Senior Executive

    • May 2007 – Approved social responsibility in procurement policy


Why bother?

Kristy Jennings, Senior Manager, Environment and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young


UK Sustainable Procurement

  • Sustainable procurement:

    • carbon neutral office estate by 2012

    • 30% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020

    • recycling 75% of waste by 2020

    • reducing waste generation by 25% by 2020

    • reducing water consumption by 25% by 2020

    • increasing energy efficiency by 30% per square metres by 2020.

Mike Burt, MCIPS

OGC Director,

Government Estate Transformation


Why bother?

  • The average South Australian Aboriginal life expectancy is 25 to 30 years less than non Aboriginal South Australians.


  • Question whether the procurement is necessary

  • Consider if our citizens or environment can be supported

  • Consider earlier rather than later

  • Implement in a flexible and targeted way

  • Utilise whole of life costing

    2004 - The State of Green Procurement in Australia

    “It is always important for procurement officers to consider the overall environmental impacts from product conception to consumption and then disposal”

  • Ensure value for money is achieved

Principles


Kristy Jennings, Senior Manager, Environment and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young


  • Achievements already rolled out Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

    • DFC Print Policy requires all new print devices to be duplex enabled and network capable

    • Management of print devices centralised to facilitate reuse

  • Some thoughts on where social responsibility in procurement can further deliver financial benefits

    • Use of remanufactured toner cartridges

    • Demand management - Surplus equipment database

Financial Benefits


  • Achievements already rolled out Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

    • Hybrid/ LPG Vehicles

    • Cleaning

    • Stationery

  • Some thoughts on where social responsibility in procurement can further deliver environmental benefits

    • Develop markets for sustainable products

Environmental Benefits


  • Initiatives completed or underway Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

    • Disability employers register

    • Traineeships in Ernabella Aboriginal Community

    • Encouraging employment of disadvantaged groups

  • Some thoughts on where social responsibility can further deliver social benefits

    • Support vulnerable groups

      • Preferred panel of builders for APY Lands

    • NGO access to DFC contracts

Social Benefits


Management Benefits Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

  • Some thoughts on where social responsibility in procurement can deliver management benefits

    • Help attract and motivate staff

    • Enhance DFC reputation

    • Build closer connections with businesses and community organisations


  • Lyreco – new DFC stationery supplier Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

    • Offerings

      • Back to school stationery needs for children under the guardianship of the Minister

      • After hours provision of vans and drivers during State declared emergency

      • Disadvantaged groups targeted to fill casual employment positions

      • Outsource processing projects to organisations such as Bedfords and Phoenix

    • Benefits

      • marketing

      • employee satisfaction

      • Improved customer understanding and relationship

Impact on Suppliers


  • Develop an Action Plan for Social Responsibility in Procurement

    • Preferred products and suppliers database

    • Specification development

      • Incorporate social responsibility criteria

      • Utilise environmental checklists and performance criteria

    • Evaluation techniques

      • Give preference to environmentally friendly goods

      • Use life cycle costing

    • Educate and recognise staff and suppliers

Implementation



Summary
Summary Procurement

  • Get excited about Social Responsibility in Procurement

  • Get active and surprise your CE with the sorts of government targets that Procurement can support


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