Our commitment to sustainable procurement: Grid Edge is committed to understanding and managing the environmental, social and economic impact of our business operations, our supplier relationships and our purchasing decisions. Although we are a small business with limited purchasing power, we have drafted a Sustainable Procurement Policy to help us embed this commitment within the way that we conduct business.
We recognise that embedding sustainability within all aspects of our business will be an ongoing process, however, the following principles will remain our primary goals:
To identify and review the sustainability and impacts of the equipment, materials and services that we procure
To be ethical in our business practices when dealing with our suppliers
To consider wherever possible the whole-life costs of the equipment, materials and services that we procure
To seek out, where appropriate, local and regional suppliers and partners to work with, including other start ups and small businesses
To solicit the support of our suppliers and customer so that they conduct their relationship with us on a fair and ethical basis and in compliance with our core principles of sustainability
To engage our staff with the company’s sustainability aims via inclusion in induction training
We will continually review our Sustainable Procurement Policy to reflect any changes in our business and ensure it remains ambitious in its scope and fit for purpose.
Responsibility for development and governance of this policy is undertaken by Tom Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Grid Edge.