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Choose ethical businesses

Choose ethical businesses. Icon of justice scales.Queenslanders expect the government to spend every cent with great care. That’s why we will ensure all purchases we make are with ethically, environmentally and socially responsible suppliers.

Action items

  • Reduce long-term and youth unemployment by delivering jobs and increasing apprenticeships.
  • Consider workplace policies and practices aimed at addressing domestic and family violence as part of supplier evaluation and selection.
  • Support purchase of textile, clothing or footwear products from ethical manufacturers and suppliers where possible.
  • Avoid purchasing ‘dumped goods’ which can impact local industry and manufacturers who struggle to compete against goods imported cheaply from overseas.
  • Increase opportunities for apprentices by ensuring adherence to the Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy.
  • Procure paper products that comply with the relevant standard under the Australian Forest Certification Scheme.
Better procurement can contribute to improved economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Spend with care

As a significant investor in our state, the Queensland Government has the ability to lead by example. Value for money needs to consider more than just price paid.

Our spend can also help to deliver on important economic, social and environmental objectives and allow government to seek opportunities which are free from specifications or requirements that could hinder or rule out participation by local industry, and supports people who locally produce or deliver goods and services for Queensland.

We will back suppliers that act ethically, work to minimise carbon emissions, provide jobs to young people and help address domestic violence.

Semi-circle with six parts, each with an arrow towards an icon of scales to represents the parts of ethical businesses including: quality jobs, safe workplace, invest in training, respect for workers, consider the environment, positive social outcomes. 

Last updated 10 August 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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