Measuring our performance - The Flexible Framework

The Flexible Framework is a widely used self-assessment mechanism developed by the business-led Sustainable Procurement Task Force, which allows organisations to measure and monitor their progress on sustainable procurement over time.

This approach has been adopted by the Higher Education Sector and a target of achieving Level 4 of the Flexible Framework is commonly set. We are one of only a handful of universities within the UK that has achieved this target. We have been externally assessed by NETpositive Futures, who will monitor our performance annually. To achieve Level 4 we have reviewed our entire procurement process to ensure that consideration of the environmental, social and economic considerations of all that we buy are embedded in our standard approach to procurement.

Evidence document