Arc21 recognises its responsibility to carry out its procurement activities in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
In accordance with the guidance issued by the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland and Central Procurement Directorate in May 2008 , we will strive to incorporate environmental and social considerations into our product and service selection process.
We recognise that it is our responsibility to encourage our suppliers and contractors to minimise negative environmental and social effects associated with the products and services they provide whilst respecting European procurement rules and the UK public procurement regulations. We will also strive to ensure that local and smaller suppliers are not discriminated against in the procurement process and specifications.
The guidance isssued by the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland and Central Procurement Directorate may be viewed by clicking on the following link:( http://www.cpdni.gov.uk/index/sustainability/equalityofopportunityandsustainabledevelopmentguidance.htm ).