Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has joined the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) in stating its support for a voluntary licence approach to be adopted across the procurement and supply profession.
The licence will be designed to ensure procurement professionals possess the requisite skills and qualifications to properly manage the procurement function and best use the resources of their organisation to support its performance.
Etihad Airways has been a longstanding advocate for professional standards in procurement and is engaged in partnership with CIPS to provide a programme of ongoing capability development for its procurement team.
Adil Al Mulla, Etihad Airways Vice President Procurement and Supply Management, said: “This partnership will ensure procurement processes within Etihad Airways are carried out by professionally qualified personnel who adhere to formalised standards of practice and ethics.
“It is imperative we have the ability to meet the increasing challenges we face today as a profession, and that companies are able to simultaneously protect the public good and enhance the significance of procurement.”
Sam Achampong, Regional Director CIPS MENA, reinforced the need to provide procurement and supply professionals with the knowledge, tools and guidance to ensure the highest standards of accountability, transparency and professional practice prevail in the procurement and supply profession.
David Noble, Group CEO CIPS, said: “As a profession, we need to step forward and be accountable for our actions. In a world of scarce resources and increasing supply chain risks, we can no longer accept inadequate procurement and supply practices. We must ensure this profession is fit for purpose to move on to its next generation – a licensing approach will ensure the right structure is in place to enable this to happen.”
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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation. It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues. CIPS has a global community of over 115,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.
Liz Lees, CIPS; email@example.com; +44 (0) 1780 761574; 07917 648564
About Etihad Aviation Group
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising four business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Engineering, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, 117 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com
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