FDR’s Sustainable Development Procurement guidelines are very similar to that of many of our client’s which is a cost and investment process typically associated with public policy however it is equally applicable to the private sector.

FDR practices sustainable procurement and meets its needs for goods, services, utilities and works not on a private cost-benefit analysis, but with a view to maximising net benefits for themselves and the wider world.

FDR – in doing so must incorporate outside costs when considering decisions when we work alongside the conventional procurement criteria of price and quality, although in practice the sustainable impacts of FDR’s approach are usually assessed as a form of quality consideration.

FDR’s sustainable procurement policy is that it involves a higher degree of collaboration and engagement between all partners in our supply chain. Many of our partners have adopted a broad interpretation of sustainable procurement and have developed tools and techniques to support this engagement and collaboration.

FDR also recognizes that sustainable procurement is also used to address issues of social policy, such as inclusiveness, equality, international labor standards and diversity targets, regeneration and integration.

Please refer to FDR’s Environmental Mission Statement.

FDR Purchasing guidelines.

  1.  FDR follows its Environmental Mission Statement
  2. FDR always reviews each purchasing decision in anticipation of preventing any hostile economic, environmental, human health and social effects in our purchasing decisions.
  3. FDR will always seek goods, services or materials that do not contain toxic substances that are harmful to the environment or human health. Alternatives are carefully screened to ensure the well-being of human and environmental health.
  4.  FDR will always secure alternatives to toxic substances. In the event that we require use alternate substances FDR will ensure that the process is managed properly to protect the environment and human health.
  5.  FDR will all seek to purchase goods, materials and services that use recycled products.
  6.  FDR follows the ‘reuse, reduce and recycling’
  7.  FDR Promote pollution prevention, waste reduction and diversion and materials that are easy to recycle and where materials packed are recyclable.
  8.  FDR attempts to procure goods and materials in a manner that decreases hostile environmental impacts.
  9.  FDR’s policy is to evaluate and reduce the need to purchase goods, materials and services.
  10.  FDR’s mission is to create cleaner safer neighborhoods in which we live by working together with our neighbours to improve our local environmental quality