Social value and sustainable procurement

Through our procurement processes the Councils are committed to delivering value for money services that also support economic, environmental and social improvements in the communities we serve.

Through our procurement process we want to promote responsible supply chains and work with suppliers who can help us deliver our ambitions and priorities.

A key element of our procurement process will be to ask suppliers to commit to delivering on our social value priorities, the extent of this commitment will be dependent on the value of the contract.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Modern slavery is a global problem and international crime, affecting millions of people worldwide, including many victims within the UK. Men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds can fall victim to human trafficking. Victims can be controlled by force, threats, coercion, abduction, fraud, and deception.

Horsham District Council is a local authority which provides a wide range of services alongside partners, to the local community. We are making a clear commitment to tackle modern slavery by signing up to this Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 places specific responsibilities on organisations to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not exist within its supply chain or in any part of its own business.

Read our Sustainable Procurement Charter