June 2012 - NewStart

Sustainable procurement in social housing: are we there yet?

The social housing sector’s approach to sustainable procurement can be insular and driven by regulation. The risk here is that the positive, motivating commitment seen in the earlier research is being eroded by a more negative, demotivating compliance approach. Coupled with this, there is little knowledge sharing with suppliers and contractors on sustainable procurement solutions.

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The end of a chapter

I am leaving the organisation in good hands with a fantastic staff team, a committed board of trustees and an astounding group of members. It will not be easy, we know that, but I hope the organisation will respond to the challenges it faces with resilience, creativity and positivity as has been the case throughout the time I have been there.

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