Sustainability 102 – Applying Sustainability to Procurement: free webinar, July 15

Applying Sustainability to Procurement

A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in sustainable procurement: the Sustainability 102 – Applying Sustainability to Procurement free webinar on July 15.

This event is for anyone who works in procurement, both junior and senior. We are in particular keen to use this ‘beginners’ event to add new members to the SPP who have previously not been involved and may feel that having little or no knowledge about the topic has been a barrier.

Delivered by: Demi Smoloktou and David Loseby

Demi is currently WPP’s Global Procurement Compliance Director and has over 14 years of experience in sustainability and responsible procurement. She has had previous sustainability and responsible procurement roles with ASOS, KFC, Whitbread and Travis Perkins. Alongside her role at WPP, Demi is also pursuing her PhD at the University of Liverpool, where her research is focused on exploring the role and vulnerability of transport and logistics industry in mitigating labour exploitation risks in global supply chains.

David has over 30 years of experience at the senior executive/director level driving value and changes through procurement, organisational transformation and change management. Formerly Group CPO for Rolls Royce, he was the principal architect behind the behavioural science-led approach to the adoption of a new digital platform. David has also recently transitioned part-time to academia and is a visiting scholar at the University of East Anglia and has been appointed Professor of Research Impact at Leeds University Business School.

What will be covered:

In our first session, Sustainability 101, we looked at the basics related to understanding Sustainability and we covered definitions and frameworks. We covered specific topics such as Sustainable Consumer Behaviour, Circularity / Circular Economy, Scope 1, 2, 3 carbon emissions, UN Sustainable Development Goals and much more.

In this, the second of our two-part series, we’ll look to our speakers to help us understand the legislation that we should all be aware of and the application of sustainability to procurement. We’ll think about how to get started, share some practical examples and also common mistakes to avoid.

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