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SODIC is first in Egypt to receive procurement excellence programme award from CIPS

CIPS 7 December 2021

PEP is a globally-recognised award presented to those organisations demonstrating excellence in their procurement and supply chain activities. 

Real estate developer SODIC has received the CIPS Procurement Excellence Award from CIPS, the global profesisonal body for procurement and supply and is the first in Egypt to receive the award.

PEP is a globally-recognised award presented to those organisations demonstrating excellence in their procurement and supply chain activities. The award drives regular improvements, value across supply chains and highlights procurement’s role as a fundamental part of an organisation’s strategy and effectiveness. Previous recipients of this award include British Petroleum, Chevron, The Royal British Legion, The UK Government Commercial Function and Total amongst many other.

Commended at standard level, CIPS assessors highlighted the strong leadership shown by SODIC’s senior members to support the procurement function to drive change across the organisation. They also attested to the high levels of ownership displayed by SODIC’s people, and the strength of SODIC’s processes and systems as well as the commitment displayed to offer real value that supports the achievement of SODIC’s strategic goals. The assessors also found strong lines of reporting, with clear and robust procurement policies and procedures in place.

SODIC develops class A large-scale, mixed-use communities in west Cairo, east Cairo and the North Coast, bringing to the market award-winning developments that cater to the country’s ever-growing need for high quality residential, commercial and retail property. SODIC is a publicly listed company, traded on the Egyptian Stock Exchange Market (EGX) since March 1998, and is one of the few nonfamily-owned companies traded on the EGX, prudently run by management through a strong corporate governance framework.

Magued Sherif, SODIC Managing Director said commenting on the award “we are extremely committed to our procurement process and ensure it is adhered to companywide. SODIC prides itself on its strong corporate governance framework and its prudent and diligent management approach, the award by CIPS comes as a true testament to that. We are especially proud to be the first recipient of this award in Egypt”.

Alan Martin, Head of Procurement Excellence at CIPS said, “Procurement reports to the highest levels of leadership at SODIC and the business is clearly taking its supply chain management seriously. With the procurement team responsible for a high portion SODIC’s spending, the company is in a strong position to continue to improve, innovate and develop stronger procurement goals and support the business. I hope we work with them again in the future.”

Read more about the CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme

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