Decision details

Adopting the WLA low-carbon procurement policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This paper seeks approval from Cabinet to adopt the West London Alliance (WLA) low carbon procurement policy. This has been developed collaboratively between eight boroughs, and is intended to present a unified, high-level expectation of suppliers for council contracts on tackling the climate emergency across the subregion.

An accompanying low-carbon charter (‘the charter’) with suppliers has been developed for inclusion in all new tenders, and for circulation to existing suppliers to encourage them to sign up to the same principles. A low-carbon procurement toolkit (‘the toolkit’) has also been developed to support commissioning and procurement officers to adopt climate considerations into all procurement.


That Cabinet:


1.    Adopts the West London Alliance low-carbon procurement policy.

2.    Approves the inclusion of the accompanying low-carbon charter in all future tenders as a precondition for successful tenderers.

3.    Approves that the charter be sent to all current suppliers to encourage them to voluntarily agree to its principles.

4.    Approves the inclusion of climate impact considerations in the development and evaluation of all future procurements, supported by the low-carbon toolkit and other support and advice available from the climate unit and elsewhere.

Report author: Jim Cunningham

Publication date: 08/03/2022

Date of decision: 07/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/03/2022

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