Engaging Suppliers in Sustainability Conference
Over the past two years, ownership of the sustainable supply chain agenda has moved from the CSR team to the procurement team. At the same time, procurement professionals are becoming more aware of the potential savings the sustainability agenda can drive.
The conference aims to address this development through four key themes:
a) Practical ways to embed sustainability in procurement functions
b) Where in the supply chain to focus your efforts
c) Powerful techniques to incentivise suppliers
d) Where to get meaningful support from
Confirmed speakers include the CEO of Produce World, who will be sharing insights of successful supplier-buyer relationships from a supplier’s point of view. Other senior speakers come from companies such as Marks & Spencer, Bovis Lend Lease, Procter & Gamble, Alstom, Philips, BT, Cadbury, Little Chef, Wrigley, Nestlé, Ahold etc …
To preserve the practical focus of this two-day conference, the organisers at Ethical Corporation emphasised that discussions on what carbon footprint is or theories of what a sustainable supply chain means will not be covered at this event.
From the confirmed list of attendees, it looks like the conference organisers have hit the right chord. Companies such as H&M, Marriott International, Knauf Insulation, Eastman Chemicals, Roche, Coca-Cola Enterprises, C&A Buying, Novozymes are just some of those who have already confirmed to attend.