04 November 2004
CIPS's new president has challenged its 36,000 members to make a personal contribution to corporate responsibility over the next 12 months.
Ian Taylor, who took over the top honorary position earlier this week, has put CR at the top of his presidential agenda. He aims to raise awareness about CR and encourage purchasing and supply management professionals to play a leading role.
Contributing to "the public good" is also part of CIPS's royal charter, said Taylor, head of group procurement at financial services company HBOS.
"The emphasis will be on individuals working with and through the support of their organisations to deliver both public good and something for the benefit of their organisations, rather than just altruistic charitable activity," he told SM.
More details about the CR challenge, and how members can participate, will be announced by CIPS in the next few weeks.
Feature: Interview with Ian Taylor