STAR Procurement, a strategic procurement service primarily for Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, and Trafford Councils, has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) Corporate Ethics Mark and Certificate.
Established in 2014, STAR Procurement will be added to the CIPS Corporate Ethical Register.
The award recognises the steps STAR Procurement have taken in training their staff involved in supplier sourcing and supplier management in ethical procurement and in adopting ethical values as part of our day to day activities. Six members of the STAR Wider Leadership Team have also undertaken this training to show our commitment to ethical procurement at all levels within STAR.
STAR being awarded a place on the register reinforces their commitment to adopt ethical values in the way suppliers are sourced and managed, their commitment to accountability and self-governance and to their staff who are trained in ethical sourcing and supplier management.
STAR is central to helping is Councils develop new, innovative, & cost effective ways of delivering their services and it is involved in all stages of the procurement cycle.
Lorraine Cox, Director of STAR Procurement said:
“STAR is a shared service with a strong set of values. We take Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Procurement, and Social Value very seriously and ensure those values are deeply ingrained in everything we do. We are pleased to see this recognised through our addition to the CIPS Corporate Ethical Register which reflects the way in which we handle procurement for our partners.”
STAR is working to build upon its progress to date to further embed ethical and sustainable procurement into its activities in order to constantly improve how they address sustainability issues and offences of Modern Slavery within its partners supply chains.
STAR has reportedly saved over £20 million of taxpayer’s money when procuring a wide range of supplies and services for its Councils use and for their local communities.