ABOUT THE EVENT
Over two days, this online event will offer:
- 16 KEY NOTE speakers
- Extensive online networking opportunities interspersed throughout the programme
- Dedicated sponsor booths – for ongoing networking and meetings with delegates
- Free networking amongst the audience – just click and sit
WHO WILL ATTEND
This programme is specifically targeted at procurement leaders, managers and professionals from across the region:
CPOs, heads of procurement, group procurement managers, national procurement managers, category managers, sourcing officers, procurement analysts, procurement specialists & analysts, procurement sustainability leads, contract managers, vendor relationship managers and procurement co-ordinators to name just a few! In addition, sustainability managers and CSR professionals at all levels are welcome to attend and learn about how well the supply side can manage ESG questions.
Recent research* suggests sustainable procurement initiatives are back on the agenda after something of a hiatus during the pandemic period. The Hackett Group annual global CPO survey 2022 saw ESG and sustainable procurement in its highest ever ranking as a CPO priority.
This event offers pragmatic tips on how to get back on track with the core planks of sustainable procurement and your supply side environmental, social & governance (ESG) agenda post-Covid: and ready for 2023
Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Expert presentations offering pragmatic tips
Sustainable Procurement & ESG momentum
By the time Covid hit commerce hard, back in March 2020 or thereabouts, procurement as a profession had positively embraced many forms of sustainable procurement and had built momentum in finding ways to implement sustainable policies through the supply side, often as a valued and relevant outcome from good strategic procurement strategy.
This drive was energised, if not kick-started, by the publication of the new global ISO 20:400 standard for Sustainable Procurement (April 2017) which framed ‘sustainable procurement’ in a much wider context and built a momentum across a wide agenda and not just in areas of mandatory new standards but also across the non-mandatory ones as well.
Yet, in the latter stages of the pandemic, and very much since, the ESG agenda has grown enormously on the corporate agenda. It has all but completed replaced the old and narrower CSR initiative and been strongly led by the perceptions of what stakeholders, consumers and even staff think of an organisation’s ESG efforts. At stake is their social licence to operate in an increasingly complex and volatile marketplace.
Moreover, many organisations have come to realise that the supply side is actually a good place from which to manage risk, and particularly ESG risk. This event will help procurement practitioners see how exactly and offer insights in how exactly they get from “First Base” to “Second Base” on this procurement ESG journey and turn well meaning policy into tangible outcomes – in fact, beyond policy into action.
Expert presentations will focus not just on good policy (first base), compliance measures, or even guidance standards or best practices, but on how to move to the next stage of development (second base) on the key planks of sustainable procurement & supply side ESG effort and achievement.
So many procurement teams have achieved ‘first base’ on most of these challenges – yet few have achieved ‘second base’ and built real traction and momentum as yet. This event will focus on practical ways to move forward your agenda in these areas:
- The power of doing good on the supply side
- THE RISE AND RISE OF THE CORPORATE ESG AGENDA
- The KPMG ESG survey 2022 – 30 voices for 2030
- How to deploy automation to help ESG purchasing targets
- THE GOLDEN SLIDE – a one-page business case for your CFO on all aspects of ESG work on the supply side
- ENVIRONMENTAL PROCUREMENT
- Net zero from the supply side,
- Balancing decarbonisation with soaring electricity prices
- Managing the WASTE category in 2023
- Metal recycling options
- eWaste management programmes in ITC
- SOCIAL PROCUREMENT
- Modern construction industry case studies from across NZ
- The BUSIENSS CASE for SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
- ETHICAL PROCUREMENT
- Modern Slavery updates – the next steps in 2023
- The NSW Forced Labour Bill
- Supply chain tracking
- INDIGENOUS PROCUREMENT
- Practical ways to avoid black-cladding
- Indigenous procurement practical action 2.0 not words
The recent Q1 2021 global research by The Hackett Group saw ‘sustainable procurement’ reach its highest ever priority.