Information for suppliers

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

Modern Slavery is a crime, and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Find our Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement here.

 

Distribution Fraud - Fake University Orders

Please click here to read the attached information on Distribution Fraud issued by the City of London Police. All suppliers should be aware of these guidelines to prevent or identify fraud.

 

Procurement and the Environment

The Higher Education sector is a major procurer of goods and services and therefore has a major impact on the environment, people and communities.  Queen's University Belfast aims to influence suppliers in creating a greener environment and a market for more ethical products.

There are several environmental, economic and social reasons why Queen's undertakes greener procurement:-

  • ensuring compliance with legislation
  • conservation of natural resources
  • reducing pollution
  • reducing amount and type of waste sent to landfill
  • cost savings - greener alternatives may be more energy-efficient in the long run
  • enhancing the University's corporate image

Green Guidelines were produced by the University in 2007 to explain to suppliers what the University is trying to acheive in terms of green procurement. Suppliers are encouraged to review these guidelines which are still applicable. Where practicable, the University will trade only with suppliers which have developed sound environmental credentials.