We seek to deliver the right goods and services, at the right price, to the right place at the right time. We value reliable suppliers that do this first time, every time.
We also value suppliers that have an customer-focused approach to the supply of their goods and services. We value innovation and excellent service. We particularly respect suppliers that run lean operations and have a continuous improvement culture that delivers consistently high quality standards and generate cost efficiencies.
We appreciate it when our suppliers are as passionate about our work as we are, recognising that in some cases, their supply might be the difference between life and death for the families we serve.
Save the Children's Procurement function aims to elevate the social, economic and environmental sustainability impacts of our supply, suppliers and end to end supply chains.
To maximise our social impact, we will improve the wellbeing and working conditions of supplier's staff, as well as develop an inclusive and diverse supplier base. We aim to strengthen livelihoods through supplier capacity building and localisation.
Below are some examples of the materials, equipment, goods and services that we source to allow us to deliver our mission for children.
This includes the materials which are directly used by beneficiaries within a programme or humanitarian response, or equipment used directly to deliver programmes, such as:
This includes goods and services which are not directly used by the beneficiaries, but still enable us to deliver for children, such as:
Save the Children and its donors have specific rules relating to procurement, and before any commitment to spend with a supplier is made, our programs must check that selected suppliers are compliant with the donor rules, as well as that they are adhering to the following Save the Children global policies and standards.