Procurement / Purchasing Policy

Ahlia University

Ahlia University purchases a wide variety of materials, goods and services to carry out its operations and support its educative mission. Most obviously, the University, as a large organization, requires a vast variety of goods and services such as IT equipment, furniture, paper, energy using appliances, travel services, cleaning products, laboratory equipment, and so on. In a way, AU University finds itself as an end station for products provided through many complex global supply chains.

AU recognizes that its demand for goods and services can generate social, economic and environmental impacts, both locally and abroad. That is why the University is committed to Sustainable Procurement, life-cycle thinking, and the consideration of triple bottom line (economic, environmental and social) principles throughout its purchasing activities.


sustainable Sourcing

Prioritize the procurement of products and services from suppliers who demonstrate commitment to sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and adherence to ethical labor standards.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

Minimize the carbon footprint associated with AU’s procurement activities by promoting energy-efficient products, sustainable transportation, and responsible waste management.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Emphasize the purchase of products with minimal packaging and promote recycling options for materials used in AU operations.

Ethical Considerations

Refrain from engaging with suppliers involved in unethical practices, including human rights violations, child labor, and environmental harm.

Continuous Improvement

Regularly review and update the Purchasing Policy to align with emerging sustainability standards and best practices.

Ahlia University reaffirms its commitment to responsible and sustainable procurement practices, both locally and globally. By making conscientious purchasing decisions, AU aims to become a role model for ethical and environmentally responsible procurement within the education sector and contribute to a more sustainable future for the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Gulf region, and the world


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