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"As a supplier it was very interesting to learn more about how a buyer has to respond to market influences. The CSR policy and strategy that many companies endorse, I believe have not fully taken on board the full impact of the way that we procure products. It certainly made me realise that perhaps ignorance has played its part and that we should all truly look at the full manufacturing process of our goods. It has certainly been an eye opener for me and something that I am now conscious of."

Susan Wedlake, Business Manager, Supplies Team Solutions



Chris Huhne

“We are in a global race and the countries that succeed in that race, the economies that will prosper, are those that are the greenest and the most energy efficient.”

David Cameron,
UK Prime Minister
(Feb ‘13)

As the concept of corporate social responsibility rapidly becomes an economic imperative, a major obstacle arises for the implementation of more responsible business policies: procurement and supply chain management.

To stay ahead of public opinion and incoming legislation, successful organisations will need to adopt a more holistic approach to their responsibilities – taking environmental, social, ethical and economic factors into consideration, across both internal operations and a complex chain of downstream suppliers.

Balancing these multiple and often conflicting priorities requires a pro-active corporate mentality that combines current best practice with a commitment to continuous improvement, implementing robust measurement & monitoring systems to support effective decision-making and sustainable change.

The Sustainable Procurement & Supply Summit is organised with The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) - providing the only UK conference to fully address the need for greater attention, measurement and control across all areas of procurement and the extended supply chain.

“88% of CEOs believe they should be integrating sustainability through their supply chain: but only 54% believe that this has been achieved within their company.”

United Nations Global Compact / Accenture (2010)




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