How Procurement Leads the Way


Responsible and ethical procurement positively influences your company’s brand vision and impacts how the company is perceived.

    Recognition for Ethical Procurement

    Recognition for Ethical Procurement

    Excellence in Procurement 2021 Winners

     

    OVERALL WINNER: Public Procurement Project of the Year & Procurement Team of the Year – Large Organisation - Vaccine Taskforce - HMG Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “What has been achieved is nothing short of a miracle. This showed exceptional team effort in response to the worst situation many have ever had to face. A practical and collaborative approach, with all vested in a clear, critical common mission.”

    Leader of the Year - Ninian Wilson, Global Supply Chain Director and CEO, Vodafone Procurement

    Best Initiative to Build a Diverse Supply Base - BGIS Global Integrated Solutions

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “Excellent and comprehensive programme focused on changing the shape of the BGIS supply chain to be diverse and inclusive. Reporting brought transparency on their progress, and was included as a target for top management.”

    Best Sustainability Project of the Year - Nationwide Building Society

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “The project’s ability to work with suppliers and bring sustainability into the real sourcing process is impressive. Excellent feedback from stakeholders, both internally and externally validate the impressive tangible outputs that have been achieved from the great work so far.”

    Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement - Whitbread

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “Great cross-functional approach, including the education and audit approach, resulting in very strong impact and change realised through measures undertaken. They have changed the paradigm to maximise the chances of success making the hidden elements of modern slavery more transparent.”

    Young Talent Winner - Lauren Jones, Procurement Manager, John Lewis Partnership

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “Lauren has implemented some great initiatives and shows a strong drive and ambition, clearly driven by her passion for the role.”

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    Recognition for Ethical Procurement

    Excellence in Procurement 2021 Winners

     

    OVERALL WINNER: Public Procurement Project of the Year & Procurement Team of the Year – Large Organisation - Vaccine Taskforce - HMG Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “What has been achieved is nothing short of a miracle. This showed exceptional team effort in response to the worst situation many have ever had to face. A practical and collaborative approach, with all vested in a clear, critical common mission.”

    Leader of the Year - Ninian Wilson, Global Supply Chain Director and CEO, Vodafone Procurement

    Best Initiative to Build a Diverse Supply Base - BGIS Global Integrated Solutions

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “Excellent and comprehensive programme focused on changing the shape of the BGIS supply chain to be diverse and inclusive. Reporting brought transparency on their progress, and was included as a target for top management.”

    Best Sustainability Project of the Year - Nationwide Building Society

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “The project’s ability to work with suppliers and bring sustainability into the real sourcing process is impressive. Excellent feedback from stakeholders, both internally and externally validate the impressive tangible outputs that have been achieved from the great work so far.”

    Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value through Procurement - Whitbread 

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS “Great cross-functional approach, including the education and audit approach, resulting in very strong impact and change realised through measures undertaken. They have changed the paradigm to maximise the chances of success making the hidden elements of modern slavery more transparent.”

    Young Talent Winner - Lauren Jones, Procurement Manager, John Lewis Partnership

    JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “Lauren has implemented some great initiatives and shows a strong drive and ambition, clearly driven by her passion for the role.”

    CIPS Training

    The Ethical Procurement and Supply eLearning and Test

    As part of CIPS commitment to supporting ethical standards, the Ethical Procurement and Supply eLearning and Test have been refreshed.  Developed for all levels of procurement professionals the programme enables you to hone your skills and knowledge, and ultimately to demonstrate your commitment to ethical procurement and sustainable supply chains.  This forms a key and simple part of upgrading to Chartered Status.

    Case Studies

    Global data provider Dun & Bradstreet achieves corporate ethics mark from CIPS largest professional body in the world for procurement and supply

    Brief introduction to the company and their approach to the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark:

    Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. As an organization that has helped companies manage risk for 180 years, it is an absolute priority for Dun & Bradstreet to lead by example and do the right thing 
    CIPS has awarded Dun & Bradstreet the CIPS corporate ethics mark after the company’s Global Sourcing & Procurement staff completed ethics training and passed a test in global fraud, corruption, bribery and environmental concerns in procurement and supply chain management.
    Why did you feel it was necessary to you as an organisation?
    “As an organization that has helped companies manage risk for 180 years, it is an absolute priority for Dun & Bradstreet to lead by example and do the right thing – to not only be a responsible business, but also provide solutions that help other companies navigate regulatory, ethical, and social demands so that they can turn the risks of today into business opportunities tomorrow,” said Bryan Hipsher, Chief Financial Officer of Dun & Bradstreet. 
     What was the general feedback from the team?
    Being listed on the CIPS Corporate Ethics Register is another milestone in our journey to grow as a globally ethical business.
    Commenting on the achievement, CIPS Americas Vice President Bill Michels said, “During such turbulent times in the world, the Dun & Bradstreet Global Sourcing & Procurement team was committed to keeping ethics at the heart of what they do by testing their knowledge and competence, and ultimately achieving the ethics mark. Global sourcing and procurement organizations with high standards are a draw to investors, stakeholders and staff who want to work for companies that actively invest in their talent and pursue ethical practices when managing their supply chain.”
    The CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply eLearning and Test has been recently updated and renewed to provide quality learning and guidance for organizations that want to stay ahead of industry standards and best practices. Developed for all levels of procurement professionals, the program and test enable individuals and organizations to hone their skills and knowledge, and ultimately demonstrate their commitment to ethical practice.
    Podcast - Bill Michels CIPS Americas and Alessandra Tassini-Negri from Dun & Bradstreet

    Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics. As an organization that has helped companies manage risk for 180 years, it is an absolute priority for Dun & Bradstreet to lead by example and do the right thing.

    CIPS has awarded Dun & Bradstreet the CIPS corporate ethics mark after the company’s Global Sourcing & Procurement staff completed ethics training and passed a test in global fraud, corruption, bribery and environmental concerns in procurement and supply chain management.

    Why did you feel it was necessary to you as an organisation?

     “As an organization that has helped companies manage risk for 180 years, it is an absolute priority for Dun & Bradstreet to lead by example and do the right thing – to not only be a responsible business, but also provide solutions that help other companies navigate regulatory, ethical, and social demands so that they can turn the risks of today into business opportunities tomorrow,” said Bryan Hipsher, Chief Financial Officer of Dun & Bradstreet.  

    What was the general feedback from the team?

     Being listed on the CIPS Corporate Ethics Register is another milestone in our journey to grow as a globally ethical business.

    Commenting on the achievement, CIPS Americas Vice President Bill Michels said, “During such turbulent times in the world, the Dun & Bradstreet Global Sourcing & Procurement team was committed to keeping ethics at the heart of what they do by testing their knowledge and competence, and ultimately achieving the ethics mark. Global sourcing and procurement organizations with high standards are a draw to investors, stakeholders and staff who want to work for companies that actively invest in their talent and pursue ethical practices when managing their supply chain.”

    The CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply eLearning and Test has been recently updated and renewed to provide quality learning and guidance for organizations that want to stay ahead of industry standards and best practices. Developed for all levels of procurement professionals, the program and test enable individuals and organizations to hone their skills and knowledge, and ultimately demonstrate their commitment to ethical practice.

    Podcast - Bill Michels CIPS Americas and Alessandra Tassini-Negri from Dun & Bradstreet

    Corporate Ethical Certifications

     

    Al Seef Hospital, Kuwait

    Kuwait International Bank, Kuwait

    Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, UAE

    American University of Sharjah

    Aster DM Healthcare, UAE

    ED&I

    Equality Diversity and Inclusion

    Diversity and inclusion is often missed off the ethical agenda and has become a liability in today’s marketplace, costing companies talent, growth and innovative solutions.  From the workforce to the supply chain, diversity and inclusion of people and ideas are critical drivers for further growth in any organisation and no longer the ‘box-ticking’ exercises of the past. Forward-thinking organisations are truly embracing and committing to diversity as an integral part of improving profitability and profits, and outperforming the competition.

    CIPS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Focus Areas

    Workplace ED&I

    Respecting and valuing all forms of difference and characteristics in the workplace benefits organisations.

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    Supplier Diversity

    Creating diversity in supply chains can unlock innovation and agility, and improve businesses ethical credentials

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    ANZ Women Leaders in Procurement Webinar

     

    Tackling the Gender Pay Gap

    Stamping out modern slavery

    There are believed to be 35.8 million people enslaved worldwide. Types of slavery include child trafficking, forced labour/debt bondage, forced labour, sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation and domestic servitude.  Forced labour in the private economy generates US $150 billion in illegal profits per year. Both the UK and Australian governments have now passed legislation to help stamp this out.

    UK Guidance

    Australia Guidance

    The COOP supporting victims of modern slavery

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