Why is City of Whittlesea involved in the Supply Chain Sustainability School?
City of Whittlesea, through its endorsed Community and Corporate Plans, Whittlesea 2040: A place for all long term vision, Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2012-2022, Zero Net Emissions 2022 Plan, Procurement Policy and numerous supporting guidelines, is committed to sustainability outcomes.
Opportunities will be taken through City of Whittlesea’s procurement activities to support these outcomes and generate economic, social and environmental benefits whenever it is practicable and achieves value for money. These benefits include:
- Local job creation and stronger local economy;
- Diversity of suppliers (eg female-led, indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse, supported disability workplaces, social enterprises, small and medium enterprises etc);
- Reducing unethical labour sources and conditions in the supply chain;
- Protection or restoration of ecological systems;
- Clean air, water and land;
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and
- Efficient use of resources, including reducing waste production, and water and energy consumption.
City of Whittlesea has partnered with the Supply Chain Sustainability School so suppliers can access free online sustainability training that will assist City of Whittlesea’s supply chain in collaborating with Council to deliver on its sustainability commitments. The Supply Chain Sustainability School provides tailored learning resources for both Council suppliers and staff, so to improve sustainability knowledge and capacity and therefore better integrate sustainability requirements into procurement approaches and decisions.
How will participating in the Supply Chain Sustainability School help meet City of Whittlesea’s supplier requirements?
Organisations of all sizes are signing up to the Supply Chain Sustainability School so they can grow the skills and knowledge of their people, make more informed, sustainable and cost-effective decisions, operate more efficiently and sustainably, and become more competitive in today’s market. Because the e-learning modules correspond directly to City of Whittlesea’s objectives, suppliers will be better placed to understand what these requirements mean to them and City of Whittlesea will be in a better position to meet its sustainability commitments.
Engaging with the School
As a supplier to City of Whittlesea, we request that you follow these simple steps. As you’ll discover, signing up is easy and free, and your membership gives you access to an ever-growing range of resources, materials, e-learning modules and templates.