ABOUT THE EVENT
Over two days, this online event will offer:
- 14 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!
Recent research* suggests sustainable procurement initiatives are back on the agenda after something of a hiatus during the pandemic period.
This ONLINE event through our virtual conferencing platform, REMO, 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 2022 …
Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Expert presentations offering pragmatic tips
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 (May 2017) which framed ‘sustainable procurement’ in a much wider context.
This built a momentum that was powered in large part by a growing culture of engagement on broader policy outcomes from procurement effort driven by no little enthusiasm from procurement practitioners. Many of these initiatives had tangible outcomes to offer in compelling case studies – and not just in areas of mandatory new standards, but, often, in the non-mandatory ones as well.
Today, recent research* over the last 18 months by Grosvenor Performance Group, and headlined at PASA events like The Procurement Managers’ Summit (June 2021), highlighted that SUSTAINABLE PROCURMENT in its broadest sense was back on the agenda. This was confirmed by the recent Q1 2021 global research by The Hackett Group which saw ‘sustainable procurement’ reach its highest ever priority.
Expert presentations will focus not just on compliance measures, or even guidance standards or best practices, but on how to move to the next stage of development on the key planks of sustainable procurement.
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 you agenda in these areas:
- The rise and rise of the corporate ESG agenda
- Modern slavery compliance and human rights in your supply chain
- Indigenous procurement policy and practices
- Consideration of SME’s and the new Payment Times Reporting Act progress
- Social procurement strategies and business casing
- Cause related buying & charitable alignment
- Environmental procurement and NET ZERO targeting
- Supply chain mapping and tracking
The recent Q1 2021 global research by The Hackett Group saw ‘sustainable procurement’ reach its highest ever priority.