Is it right for me?
There is an increasing awareness of the sustainability impacts of the products and services that we buy, particularly in light of high-profile issues such as climate change, the Modern Slavery Act, poor waste management and, most recently, Covid-19. There is also a growing realisation of both the risks and potential opportunities associated with a better understanding of the sustainability impacts of supply chains and a desire to have a greater knowledge to influence the procurement outcomes.
This one-day course (delivered in two sessions of half a day each) provides a thorough grounding in sustainability principles and explores how you can integrate sustainability considerations in your procedures for day-to-day working, as well as examining how to implement wider strategies within your organisation and supply chains. It will give you the knowledge and skills to know how procurement can be used to contribute to your organisation’s sustainability goals and targets. It will also introduce you to the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark and how your organisation can achieve this. It is ideally suited to buyers, category managers and supply chain analysts seeking to expand their knowledge in this increasingly influential area.