Understanding: Increase your ability to recognise situations where you need to consider ethics and social responsibility, to act with integrity and to determine how best to respond
Commitment: Demonstrate to your peers, suppliers, customers, employer and prospective employers your intent to behave ethically and with integrity
Recognition: Reinforce your ongoing commitment to ethical procurement and supply by gaining public recognition for your specific, focused training in this area
Protection: Help safeguard yourself and your organisation against the risks of unethical behaviour in your supply chain; crucial to engender public confidence and protect against corruption, fraud, bribery, and human rights abuses (please see www.walkfreefoundation.org for more information on human rights and forced labour).
As a CIPS Member, you’ve already signed up to the CIPS Code of Conduct. Achieving the CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply certificate and being listed on the CIPS Professional Register as trained in ethics complements your membership and publically recognises your up-to-date knowledge of, and ongoing commitment to, ethical procurement and supply.
Behaving ethically is an important cornerstone for everyone involved in working with suppliers, even if dealing with suppliers is only a part of your job. CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply helps build your understanding of how to behave ethically and establishes your commitment to ethical behaviour.
Successfully passing the test will result in you receiving a certificate of achievement and gaining public recognition on the CIPS website as trained in ethics.
Your certificate and listing on the CIPS professional register recognises your up-to-date knowledge of, and commitment to, ethical buying and supplier management. If you’d like to go further and start your professional journey in procurement and supply, we invite you to become a member of CIPS and start your professional journey in procurement and supply.