The Council recognises the importance that procurement plays to its own operations and to those of its suppliers.
It has adopted a new strategy which came into effect in April 2021. Its focus is around the interchangeable areas of leadership, commercialism, community and social benefit, and reacting to the changing environment (pandemic and post-EU). The strategy can be found below.
Transparency Statement and Modern Day Slavery
The Council has adopted the Charter against Modern Slavery and has a Transparency in the Supply Chain Statement.
It expects suppliers to support these aims, including the right of employees to join a trade union and not to be treated unfairly because they belong to one.