The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has recently awarded Linklaters LLP, CIPS Corporate Certification – Standard, after they showcased a strong procurement function within their organisation.
CIPS Corporate Certification – Standard, is a globally-recognised procurement accreditation that recognises a business’ continuous commitment to governance and compliance in procurement and supply chains.
Linklaters Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management team ensured all processes met the required criteria for certification with particular strengths shown across the assessment in supplier management, risk management and sustainability.
David Noble Group CEO, CIPS comments: “This has been a journey of development for the team at Linklaters and the certification process has enabled them to continuously improve their operations in a number of areas.
“It is evident that Linklaters has done the groundwork in their procurement and supply operations that will allow flexibility and adaptability and the certification shows their continuous development and improvement within their organisation.”
Steve Burgham, Head of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management at Linklaters said: “The process of applying for CIPS Corporate Certification – Standard, presented us with an opportunity to assess how our internal procurement processes, policies and guidelines matched up to the standard expected by CIPS. It is very gratifying to know that what we have implemented, and continue to evolve, is recognised by CIPS as being of the right quality.
“As a procurement function we continually strive to deploy those processes, policies and guidelines to help maximise the value and quality of service that we derive from our supply chain, in delivering services to our clients.”
Danielle Ramsay, Strategic Contracts & Sourcing Advisor at Linklaters comments: “I am extremely proud to have lead Linklaters to becoming the first law firm to achieve CIPS Corporate Certification - Standard. It was by no means easy, and challenged us to address some gaps we had not previously identified. However, we have been able to use this process and CIPS’ criteria to validate and improve our processes as well as increase our influence internally. I am looking forward to measuring some of the benefits that should come out of this process.”
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