Tools and examples relating to procurement, relations with
suppliers and support to economic growth.
Being a "responsible housing provider" implies consideration for how
goods and services are produced and delivered by your contractors and
suppliers, so as to promote and spread CSR principles within
the supply chain, minimize adverse social and environmental impacts, and maximize positive ones (in terms of labour practices, employment, energy, waste, etc.). It also means maintaining fair relations with suppliers, and being an active player in local development (through, for instance, local innovation programs, economic clusters, etc.).
Assuming economic responsibility also relates to sound financial management, and securing funding for housing development and social support in a context of severe budget constraints. Innovative partnerships with the private sector (private charities, companies, banks, investors...) provide new opportunities to increase the creation of "shared value", making the best use of available resources.
European Responsible Housing Awards applications
And read also in the Awards Handbook
the 5 other applications preselected by the Jury in this category.
Responsible procurement and relations with suppliers
- Link Group
(Scotland): Procurement strategy
(France): Guide des Achats responsables
(France): Charte fournisseurs
- RCT Homes
(Wales): Code of conduct for suppliers
- Groupe SIA
(France): Achats responsables
- Sustainable Procurement resource centre
- Landmark Project
: Good practice in Good Practice in Socially Responsible Public Procurement
(ENG). Also available in French, Catalan, Dutch, German, Portuguese and Spanish on the Landmark project's Website: www.landmark-project.eu
Support to vocational training and employment through procurement and contracts
(Danish federation): Optimize your construction project
(ENG): a set of tools to help housing providers set up voluntary partnerships with their suppliers to support internships and access to employment through construction and refurbishment projects.
See also the Danish version: www.bl.dk/boligsociale-tiltag/praktikpladsindsats/