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Sustainable Procurement Strategy 2018-2022

Source By: Hackney CVS

Share your views on the strategy through our survey

Sustainable Procurement means improving the efficiency of Council commercial spend to deliver major social and environmental benefits within our local community and nationally; to the extent that the Council can use their purchasing power, either unilaterally or by combining with other public sector organisations to influence the supply market.
This means using their purchasing power to address any adverse impact of their contracting activities on local communities and delivering added value (social, economic and environmental benefits to local people and communities.
The key themes of the new Strategy are:

  • Procuring green, 
  • Procuring for a better society
  • Procuring for fair delivery 

The Strategy builds on the successes of previous work and sets out an ambitious programme for further improvements. For example by:
Procuring green

  • Using renewable resources and preserving non-renewable ones
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling
  • Reducing CO2 emissions
  • Diverting from landfill and incineration
  • Proactively sourcing low carbon and green energy
  • Using “whole life” costing, taking account of the cost of disposal and decommissioning
  • Purchasing sustainable timber products
  • Adopting food and agriculture practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals
  • Minimizing negative impact of Freight associated with our procurement and contracting activities

Procuring for a better society

  • Promoting social innovation
  • Making payment on time to our suppliers
  • Supporting local employment
  • Encouraging local suppliers into the supply chain
  • Looking to improve regeneration and integration of our local community
  • Employment and skills initiatives including apprenticeships

Procuring Fair Delivery

  • Fulfilling our public sector equality duty
  • Ethical practices such as Fair Trade
  • Diversity (community, supplier and workforce)
  • Paying the London Living Wage
  • Tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Engagement and partnership working with the local voluntary and community sector is critical to the successful delivery of the strategy, therefore the Council are keen to hear your views on how we can all work together to deliver benefits to the community of Hackney. Please share your views through our short survey by close of play Wednesday 22 May.


Source By: Chemsex

Please find attached a comprehensive list of resources availble for Gay Men in London.


Awareness sessions for Lunch Clubs

Source By: Hackney CVS

There are 14 Lunch Clubs in Hackney serving a variety of cultural communities. If any of the HSCF members would like to offer awareness sessions around their area of work that would be beneficial to the wellbeing of older people attending the Lunch Clubs, can you please email Suj Ahmed the name of your organisation, contact details and services you offer.


Suj Ahmed Contact Details


Development Coordinator, Lunch Clubs


T: 020 79231962


DWP Newsletter April 2019

Source By: DWP

Click here- Newsletter_April_2019.doc

Rathbones sponsor a practical guide on how to recruit trustees for your charity

Source By: Rathbone

Rathbones is delighted to have sponsored the production of this practical guide by Getting on Board, which aims to help charities navigate one of their most low profile, but high impact decisions - how to effectively recruit trustees to lead and govern their organisations.


From assessing skills gaps in an organisation’s trustee board, to effective advertisement, to developing meaningful inductions for a new trustee, this guide seeks to demystify the process and promote the practice of open recruitment for charity boards.

Please click on the link below to download the full digital version of How to recruit trustees for your charity. If you would like to receive a printed copy, please email

Download the guide

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