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Transport for London


Transport for London (TfL) is the integrated transport authority responsible for delivering Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s strategy and commitments on transport.

We run the day-to-day operation of the Capital’s public transport network and manage London’s main roads. Every day more than 31 million journeys are made across our network. We do all we can to keep the city moving, working and growing and to make life in our city better.

Sustainability and Supply Chain

For TfL and the wider GLA Group, responsible procurement means pioneering socially, environmentally and economically sustainable procurement to deliver improved quality of life and better value for money, as set out in the GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy. It involves working in partnership across London to provide sustained employment opportunities and improve working conditions. It means opening up access to contract opportunities for London’s diverse businesses, and voluntary and community sector organisations, encouraging improved practices with our suppliers and promoting greater environmental sustainability to make London a better place to live and work.

The Responsible Procurement Policy outlines 6 key themes which are addressed through procurement processes using a risk and proportionality based approach:

  • Enhancing social value
  • Encouraging equality and diversity
  • Embedding fair employment practices
  • Enabling skills, training and employment opportunities
  • Promoting ethical sourcing practices
  • Improving environmental sustainability
Why a Partner?

As a large public sector client, our supply chain is vital for us to deliver our responsible procurement commitments. We recognise the importance of knowledge and best-practice sharing in order to collectively meet sustainability goals and commitments. By being a Partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, we want to be part of leading the way in tackling the sustainability challenges facing our industry and work with key industry players to do so. The School offers a key platform to communicate our priorities to supply chain partners whilst working them to deliver excellent sustainability outcomes and solutions.