Responsible Procurement

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 

Click here to access Keele University's Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Responsible Procurement 

Click here to view the NETpositive Futures Responsible Procurement Responsible Procurement Presentation

Procurement Strategy 2017 – 2020

Click here to view the Procurement Strategy 2017 - 2020

Click here to view the Keele Infographic Dec 17

Click here to view the Responsible Procurement Infograph Nov 19

Procurement Report 2019

Annexes A,B,C,E,F

Flexible Framework

In line with the Universities Strategic Plan and Aims in particular Aim 5 , June 2015 saw the launch of an ambitious new partnership between the Procurement and Sustainability teams - the Flexible Framework.

With e-procurement now fully embedded, the procurement team have been looking for their next challenge and have found it in the  Flexible Framework, which was developed to help organisations demonstrate the sustainability credentials of their processes and practice.

The team have worked hard to demonstrate commitment and dedication towards embedding sustainability within procurement practice and can now say that Level 4 of the Flexible Framework has successfully been achieved.

Achieving this ambition has only been possible with support from staff and students across the University so thank you from the Procurement Team.  Look out for further opportunities to get involved if you buy goods and services on behalf of the University.  

 Recycle with Warp It

Keele University use ‘Warp It’ to redistribute and reuse surplus items internally and externally to our partners.

Warp It makes it very easy for staff to give and get surplus items to/from other staff.

What items can be reused through Warp It?

Mostly reusable furniture, electrical equipment, fixtures and fittings, office consumables (such as stationery and ink jet cartridges), lab equipment, supplies and medical equipment - but any resource really. As long as it is legal, it can be transferred.

How do I register?

Visit their homepage here: (make sure you bookmark it). Hit the big green button which says ‘register’. Once you register, you will receive further instructions.

WARP-IT guide for staff

A staff ‘how to’ guide can be found by clicking on the link below:

Further guidance can be found on the Warp It webpages:

Any more questions?

The person who leads on Warp It in our organisation is Huw Evans, Environmental Manager, email

If you have a question about the actual software please contact

Green Keele

For more information regarding Sustainablility at Keele University contact:  Huw Evans our Environmental Manager Tel: 01782 (7)34541 Email:

Link to Green Keele website


Sustainable Furniture: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The University’s Waste Policy follows the simple principles of the waste hierarchy to reduce, reuse and recycle. Before purchasing a new item of furniture and/or disposing of redundant furniture view the Furniture Reuse Flow Chart

Sustainable Furniture Supply: Keele University working with Southern's/Senator Group 

 Sustainability at Keele University