Mitie, a UK facilities management and professional services company, has been awarded the Procurement Excellence Programme certification by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) at standard level, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining a responsible, sustainable and professionally-managed supply chain. This is the most prestigious accreditation available for a global procurement professional body to procurement teams with only around 400 companies in the world having achieved this certification.
The CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme accreditation is an award given to businesses that have implemented comprehensive procurement policies and processes, meeting international standards and best practice in five key areas. This includes leadership and organisation; strategy and policy; people; processes and systems; and performance management.
The recognition from CIPS follows Mitie’s two-year procurement transformation programme. As part of this programme to strengthen its supply chain, Mitie has introduced new company-wide processes for selecting, on-boarding and managing third party suppliers. These have been designed to ensure Mitie is operating procurement practices that are fair, reasonable, ethical and sustainable.
For example, Mitie has introduced a Supplier Management Framework (SMF) for its top 50 suppliers, requiring vendors to demonstrate that they meet specific standards. Suppliers must also prove that their practices align with Mitie’s Supplier Code of Conduct, as well as with anti-slavery and anti-corruption legislation.
Steve Evans, Head of Group Procurement, Mitie, said:
“We’re very proud to have our progress in transforming Mitie’s procurement recognised by CIPS. Receiving their prestigious Procurement Excellence Programme certification is yet another reassurance for our customers that Mitie is committed to being a responsible business and managing its supply chain professionally and ethically. To have achieved this recognition against the backdrop of Coronavirus and the unprecedented challenges it has brought to the procurement sector, makes this achievement even more special. I’d like to thank all colleagues who have supported Mitie’s procurement transformation.”
CIPS said, “Mitie have worked incredibly hard to achieve this standard of excellence and they have our congratulations.
“They have demonstrated a commitment to improve at all levels in each part of the programme and have left no stone unturned to make changes. They are a leading example of how to recognise the importance of procurement excellence.”
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