At BCNET, we recognize the far-reaching impact of our procurement decisions on the world we inhabit. With this understanding and awareness, we have embarked on a transformative journey to harness the collective strength of B.C.’s post-secondary institutions to create a strategy that meets the new sustainability standards while building on the collaborative spirit of the community we serve.
The imperative to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Responding to this urgency, many of British Columbia’s higher education institutions have initiated action. By harnessing these individual efforts through collective action, we believe we can amplify our efforts and achieve more, playing a pivotal role in accelerating positive change.
It is incumbent on us to work collectively in reimagining environmentally sustainable and responsibly sourced solutions that are compliant with the trade treaties that guide our shared procurement actions.
A Collaborative Sustainable Procurement Strategy
BCNET has a proud legacy of bringing members together to take collective action. As we embark on tackling this challenge of our times, we invite each and every one of you to join us on this journey towards a future where procurement and sustainability seamlessly coexist.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of our collective journey towards sustainability. Today, we proudly unveil our collaborative procurement sustainability strategy—an innovative roadmap designed to harmonize our efforts, elevate our impact, and forge a path toward a more environmentally and socially responsible future,” says Dennis Silva, chief procurement officer at BCNET.
Institutions in British Columbia spend $134 million annually on BCNET’s catalogue of procurement agreements and services, and each dollar can bring environmental, social, ethical and Indigenous impacts.