Raising Awareness of the Importance of Responsible and Ethical Procurement

When I talk about the ethics agenda, I mean it in the broadest sense to include modern slavery and sustainability, but more than anything transparency in everything we do.  Ethics needs to be incorporated into all day-to-day business decisions, almost without thinking.  It has become second nature to consider the implications of holding personal data or blocking fire doors, so how do you ensure that ethics has the same impact?”

Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS

The Impact of Modern Living and the Role of Procurement

The UK government is using guidance developed by CIPS to help tackle the risk of modern slavery in public procurement supply chains

"Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS said: “We are pleased to continue our work with the government on this issue of immense importance. Ethics in the supply chain and modern slavery, as one of the most heinous of crimes in our modern society, must have more focus.”

CIPS Guidance - Sustainable and Ethical Procurement

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Supply Management Articles of Interest


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UK firms 'set to miss 2050 net zero target

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EU to ban products made by forced labour

Fashion brands sign new pledge to protect garment workers

Procurement teams 'failing to enforce labour standards'

Modern slavery ‘lowest priority’ as commercial pressure rises, says report

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