1. Ethical Sourcing Policy

Jesselton University College is committed to upholding ethical standards in all aspects of our operations, including the sourcing of food and supplies. We recognize the significant impact that our purchasing decisions can have on the environment, society, and the global community. As part of our dedication to responsible practices, we have established an Ethical Sourcing Policy to guide our procurement processes.

Policy Statement:

Our Ethical Sourcing Policy aims to ensure that all food and supplies procured by Jesselton University College adhere to the highest ethical standards. We are committed to promoting sustainable and responsible sourcing practices that respect human rights, protect the environment, and foster positive social impact.

Key Objectives:

Human Rights and Fair Labour Practices: We pledge to engage suppliers who uphold fair labour practices, ensure safe working conditions, and respect the rights and dignity of their employees. Forced labour, child labour, and any form of exploitative practices will not be tolerated in our supply chain.

Environmental Responsibility: We strive to work with suppliers who demonstrate environmental responsibility and sustainability in their operations. We prioritize suppliers that minimize their ecological footprint, practice conservation, and support biodiversity.

Transparency and Traceability: Jesselton University College is committed to transparency in our sourcing processes. We seek suppliers who provide comprehensive information about the origin of their products, production methods, and supply chain practices.

Support for Local Communities: We actively seek opportunities to source from local communities, especially from low-income households and outskirt regions. By doing so, we aim to contribute positively to the economic growth and empowerment of these communities.


To achieve our Ethical Sourcing objectives, Jesselton University College will:

  • Conduct thorough due diligence on potential suppliers, ensuring they align with our ethical principles.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to promote continuous improvement in their ethical and sustainable practices.
  • Educate and engage our staff, students, and stakeholders on the importance of ethical sourcing and responsible consumption.

By adhering to our Ethical Sourcing Policy, Jesselton University College is committed to making a positive impact on society and the environment through responsible procurement practices. We believe that through collective efforts, we can contribute to a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.