Sourcing and procurement

We seek to source vehicles, products, goods, materials andservices from manufacturers and suppliers with good social andenvironmental practices.

We aim to minimise transport distances by sourcing productslocally, within the UK and Europe.

We try to buy fairly traded goods, organic where applicable.

We try to source high-quality products that will give a longservice life reducing the number of replacements that will benecessary, particularly where those items use a lot of energyin their manufacture or produce pollution or are hard to disposeof at the end of their life.

As an example of 'best practice' wedecided to source RoHS-compliant (Register of Hazardous Substances)electronic components for the repair of devices, ahead of themandatory requirement.

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