A score of high street brands are supporting a WWF campaign to source all timber sustainably by 2020 and close the EU to illegally-logged wood.
A review of 1.3 million transactions in the Department of Public Works uncovered tenders not being advertised properly, minimum numbers of quotes not being received and occasions when the lowest quotes were not selected.
Linney, co-chief executive officer of cloud services provider Outsourcery, said the move will “guarantee our procurement processes are also open and flexible”.
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The GCA will examine how retailers and suppliers adhere to the Groceries Supply Code of Practice – and will take action where necessary.
The sourcing rules will apply to a number of crown entities from February 2015.
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