Sustainable UCL


Buy Sustainable Products

The products and services we buy have impacts in their manufacture, use and disposal.

Whether it's buying products that use recycled materials, that use less energy in their use, that conform to standards like Fairtrade, or are designed to reuse at end of life; buying better products gives us the opportunity to reduce waste, save energy and conserve resources.

All of UCL's preferred suppliers have been chosen because of their sustainability credentials, so we ask that you purchase through them. You can see the sustainability requirements of our suppliers here.

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Sustainable Office Equipment

From envelopes to cleaning products, find out which sustainable products your department should be buying.

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White Goods Procurement Guide

A guide on which 'white goods' should be purchased at UCL to reduce energy and waste.

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Sustainable Catering Guide

From ordering more vegetarian food, to reusable crockery, there is lots you can do to provide sustainable catering.

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Plastic alternatives

Unlike popular opinion, biodegradable and compostable items should not be used at UCL.

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Net Positive Tool

A tool for contract managers to monitor the sustainablity performance of suppliers.

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Learn about protecting human rights and modern day slavery in the supply chain or request bespoke training.

Eco Products


View the eco-labels can help you choose products which are the most environmentally and socially responsible. 

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Impact Analysis Guidance

A tool to help staff doing tenders or large purchasing orders consider appropriate sustainability commitments.

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Project Period

How to purchase sustainable period products

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Advice for purchasing during Covid-19 lockdown

Key information for staff purchasing during Covid-19.