Conference theme – Getting to 2nd Base : Beyond Policy into Action
Procurement can be far more than the sum of its parts. In fact, used as an instrument of policy, procurement can achieve much from the supply-side, Akina help businesses, government agencies, social and community enterprises uncover the best ways to tackle challenges like poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and climate change.
The discussion on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has moved past any concept of whether to act. Rather the discussion is how to take action in a way that addresses the expectation of regulators, shareholders and workforce.
We spoke to 30 industry leaders and surveyed 245 more across key sectors – the survey results showed some leaders are ahead, others not.
What can you do TODAY to drive actionable next steps on the supply-side from a pivotal position in procurement?
Organisations today face rapidly increasing pressure from multiple stakeholders to make greater commitments and improved progress towards their environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) goals.
The clearest path to do this is through intentionally aligning Business Spend Management strategy with ESG principles – and procurement professionals find themselves in a unique position to expand their scope of influence to the world of corporate social responsibility through their Spend Management Platforms, which can now enable their ESG objectives.
Learn how Coupa are utilising the power of procurement technology to fulfill ESG spend commitments and deliver greater social impact.
Electricity prices are climbing through the roof. Corporate sustainability targets are getting more ambitious. How do I meet the needs of our all our stakeholders and balance the two in today’s market?
• What are ambitious companies doing to meet near-term net zero and decarbonisation commitments (SBTi, RE100, Climate Active)?
• What value can renewable energy procurement add to Scope 1, 2 and Scope 3 goals?
• What will energy markets look like in the near and longer-term and how can I safeguard my company against volatile electricity markets?
Schneider electric have an integrated procurement strategy to help achieve net zero by 2030 … this session will explain their goals across Scope 1, 2 and 3 targets and their proactive approach on the supply side through three current CASE STUDIES driven by their environmental procurement strategy.
Like many indirect spend categories WASTE is a category that appears simple in nature but is complex and dynamic in practice.
This session will guide buyers through the basic fundamentals in managing the waste category addressing key issues such as:
– Waste providers who profit off own landfill sites
– Setting ESG targets without data
– What can you recycle
How do you currently dispose of your unwanted ITC hardware – re-use, resale, donation, recycling, waste or just eBay? Understand how you can optimise disposal through a CASE STUDY from the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance and industry organisations MINT, The Repair Shop and Rose Read’s National e-circular network. In 2023, Sustainable Technology is a real option
The team from The Akina Foundation summarise some of their recent example case studies on social procurement, including the recruitment of disadvantaged segments of the workforce in the construction industry in New Zealand
Social license to operate remains a top priority for executives in the face of strong pressure from governments, NGOs, investors and consumers to provide ever increasing levels of transparency about their supply chains and operations – fpr all upstream tiers. The reputational and regulatory costs of failing to meet these expectations can be high for corporations.
This session will examine how industry exemplars are increasing their efforts to increase supply chain transparency, improve due diligence, policy commitments and disclosure of practices to build and maintain ethical and responsible supply chains.
FRDM Inc is trusted by global clients such as Coca Cola, Boeing, Accenture, Suncorp, and ANZ Bank to identify, assess and manage supply chain risks and to drive new strategic supplier conversations in an increasingly competitive and accountable business climate.
Mandatory modern slavery legislation is just the start of the inbound ethical supply chain journey.
What are the benefits to your organisation from more proactive management of your INBOUND supply lines,
what is the business case and most importantly HOW do you get to second base,
after completing the first base challenge of establishing your internal policies as well as your compliance requirements?
Many large organisations have well thought through and clear policies on diversity nowadays.
But what about our supplier base? What is the business case for supplier diversity? How do you persuade a grumpy CFO to invest, what business benefits can you point to? What impact do your hope to target? And how can you implement a supplier diversity policy safely and in a balanced way?
Both the federal government and NSW governments are currently pushing through amendments and changes to the modern slavery legislation.
This session explains all the current activity and how procurement can usefully be across all the changes pro-actively with our top legal team from one of the country’s largest legal firms HWL Ebsworth
A vision and practical application of Indigenous procurement today, beyond the policy statements and spend quotas that most have easily adopted, towards real action that brings positive impact for Indigenous communities, through supply side projects, initiatives and programmes that also bring real business benefit for organisations.
Procurement’s NEXT FRONTIER includes becoming accountable for the ESG agenda – whether you like it or not.
The consequences of failure in this arena can be significant. Success is often measured by ‘no mistakes’ but resources are not endless.
Indeed, winning the argument for additional resources is as difficult as ever, regardless of the growing demands of the ESG agenda
How can you optimise your investment in the Procurement governance team? What is the priority? What
is truly essential? Where do you start? And how to use THE GOLDEN SLIDE –