IUCN is committed to ensuring that procurement is conducted to a high standard and that best practices are adhered to at all times. In particular, IUCN seeks to minimize environmental impacts in all its procurement decisions. Purchases are evaluated using a variety of criteria, including the necessity for the purchase in the first place to the eventual disposal of any goods procured.
Suppliers are selected through a competitive process. The process is rigorous and designed to guarantee quality and performance from our suppliers. We ensure that all potential suppliers are subject to the same conditions and that information received is confidential. In addition, we stipulate that our suppliers:
- adhere to sound environmental practices
- maintain ethical business practices at all times
- are not involved in any form of corruption or any fraudulent activities
- do not engage in any collusive or coercive practices
Suppliers and bids are evaluated on the basis of both environmental and economic factors. Supplier evaluation criteria include: environmental policy, financial health, capacity and expertise, previous experience and reputation. Individual bids are evaluated on the basis of environmental impact, cost, quality, fit to requirements and delivery time.