Policy on Ethical Sourcing of goods

Policy on Ethical Sourcing of Goods


SEGi University acknowledges that procurement decisions bear environmental, social, and economic implications, and recognizes its duty to acquire goods and services in a responsible manner. This policy is in alignment with SEGi University’s commitment to sustainable development as outlined in the SEGi University Sustainable Development Strategy and the accompanying Sustainability Policy Statement, which aims to seamlessly integrate environmental and social responsibilities into all facets of the University’s operations.

Policy Owner & Oversight: SR Director, PQA

The Procurement & Quality Assurance (PQA) Department is the designated office responsible for reviewing, educating and advancing the compliance of the policy within our institution, with a designated official overseeing the matter across the organisation.

Policy Statements 

  1. Appropriate Disposal of Hazardous Waste:SEGi University is committed to ensuring the responsible handling and disposal of hazardous waste. All hazardous waste generated by the university will be managed in accordance with ethical and legal standards. To achieve this, the university will engage the services of a professional hazardous waste management vendor with a proven track record of ethical disposal practices.
    – Designated Collection Points: Clearly marked collection points for hazardous waste will be established across campus facilities to facilitate proper disposal.- Staff Training and Awareness: Regular training programs will be conducted to educate staff, students, and stakeholders about the appropriate procedures for handling and disposing of hazardous waste.- Auditing and Oversight: Periodic audits will be conducted to verify compliance with hazardous waste disposal procedures. Non-compliance may result in disciplinary actions, including legal measures, against individuals or entities within the SEGi community.
  2. Minimizing the Use of Plastics:
    SEGi University recognizes the environmental impact of plastic consumption and is committed to reducing its use across campus facilities. To achieve this, the university will implement measures to encourage alternative options to plastics.
    – Alternative Materials: The university will actively seek and promote the use of alternative materials to plastics, such as biodegradable or reusable options.
    – Premium Fee for Plastic Usage: In instances where clear alternatives are readily available, the use of plastic items (e.g., utensils) will be subject to an additional charge. This financial incentive aims to encourage the adoption of more sustainable alternatives.
    – Awareness Campaigns: SEGi University will conduct awareness campaigns to educate the campus community about the environmental impact of plastics and the benefits of choosing sustainable alternatives.
  3. Minimizing the Use of Disposable Items:
    SEGi University is committed to reducing the reliance on disposable items across campus facilities. This includes but is not limited to clinics, canteens, laboratories, and the library.
    – Alternative Options: The university will actively promote the use of reusable or sustainable alternatives to disposable items wherever feasible.
    – Procurement Guidelines: SEGi University’s procurement processes will prioritize suppliers who offer environmentally-friendly and sustainable alternatives to disposable items.
    – Staff and Student Engagement: Education and engagement programmes will be implemented to inform and involve staff, students, and stakeholders in the efforts to minimize disposable item usage.

The full copy of this policy can be accessible via the SEGi Connexion Staff Portal.

Policy created on 2022Policy reviewed on 2023