Sustainable Development is defined by the Brundtland Report as: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Learn more and take action.
17 Goals for People, for Planet
The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals
Read more about why each Goal matters https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/why-the-sdgs-matter/
Sustainable procurement is the meeting of business needs for materials, goods, utilities and services in an environmentally-friendly, responsible and ethical way. Companies dedicated to sustainable procurement try to make economical and effective long-term decisions that benefit the company, customers, society and the environment.
Sustainability has been embedded within everything we do including procurement and relevant documents. TUCO recognise that food and sundry commodity choices have potential to influence a healthy lifestyle incorporating: People, Profit and Planet (3Ps).
TUCO Ltd believe that all our suppliers are able to make a significant contribution to help improve and develop sustainable procurement.
Take a look at the ‘Documents’ section for important files relating to TUCO's sustainability strategy.
TUCO have worked closely with NWUPC and NEUPC to achieve level 4 on the flexible framework. The Flexible Framework is an assessment tool which enables organisations to monitor and measure procurement practices; exploring what this means for TUCO's procurement processes and engagement with TUCO's partners.
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TUCO and its members meet regularly to discuss sustainability initiatives, sharing best practice, developing sustainable principles and embedding them into all aspects of TUCO's core values.
Visit the Meetings page, and filter by Sustainability to view the latest meeting minutes, and upcoming meetings.
The Group consists of:
- Mike Haslin, TUCO CEO [email protected]
- Phil Rees-Jones, University of Cardiff & TUCO Chair [email protected]
- Judith Hoyle, TUCO [email protected]
- Mandy Johnston, TUCO [email protected]
- Matt Tebbit, University of Reading [email protected] (Chair)
- Alison Bates, University of Manchester [email protected]
- Andy Anderson, APUC [email protected]
- Annabel Hurst, Cardiff University [email protected]
- Bob Crossley, University of Nottingham [email protected]
- Carly Bradshaw, Aston University [email protected]
- Caroline Wynn, University of Bristol [email protected]
- Cherese Lewis, University of Leicester [email protected]
- Clive Singleton, University of Warwick [email protected]
- David Morton, University of Winchester [email protected]
- David Nuttall, Harper Adams University [email protected]
- David Oakley, University of Cambridge [email protected]
- Emma Woodcock, Keele University [email protected]
- Ethan Robertson, Keele University [email protected]
- Gavin Scott, University of Nottingham [email protected]
- Hayley Lowes, University of Kent [email protected]
- Huw Evans, Keele University [email protected]
- Ian White, University of Chester [email protected]
- Ivan Hopkins, Nottingham Trent University [email protected]
- Karen Agate-Hilton, London School of Economics [email protected]
- Lee Hallam, FX Plus [email protected]
- Liz Cleminson, University of Central Lancashire [email protected]
- Louise Leven, APUC [email protected]
- Mark Reed, University of Kent [email protected]
- Matt Green, South Devon College [email protected]
- Nichola Gill, University of Manchester [email protected]
- Oliver Milliner, FX Plus [email protected]
- Paula Martindale, University of Chester [email protected]
- Ros Wilkinson, Lancaster University [email protected]
- Sarah Cawthorne, University of Nottingham [email protected]
- Tim Burrows, University of Kent [email protected]
CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL
On 15 March 2020 TUCO became an Associate member of the RSPO ( Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil) This confirms our continued commitment to support our members to purchase certified sustainable palm oil and another step on our journey to group certification. To view our membership follow this link
Click here to find our more about RSPO
THE UK PLASTICS PACT
Plastics are used in all sorts of positive ways like protecting the food we buy and preventing it from becoming waste before it reaches our kitchens and fridges. However for all the positive applications and uses of plastic there are many that are problematic or unnecessary, exacerbating the issue of plastic waste in the natural environment. How are The UK Plastics Pact tackling the issue?
And that's not all...
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