Day one: Stream 2

Day One: Stream 2

Social Value and Sustainability

Chair: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS


Moving beyond a ‘tick-the-box’ approach to drive a sustainable, innovative and resilient supply chain

  • For most sectors, 80 – 90 % of their environmental exposure is in their supply chain: How do you meaningfully manage this?
  • Sustainability – how are businesses monitoring their CSR impact across the supply chain?
  • Moving from compliance audits to ratings – a continuous measurement of performance

Pierre-François Thaler, Co-CEO, Ecovadis


Case Study: Gaining competitive advantage through sustainability

G4S: Mapping the supply chain to create business value not just compliance

Robert Copeland, Group Procurement Director, G4S


Case study: First Steps to Supplier Assurance

The John Lewis Partnership share experiences of implementing a Supplier Assurance Process with risk management and CSR at the core. Hear how risks such as GDPR and modern slavery beyond tier one suppliers, motivated the team to develop a solution for indirect spend. Understand the internal and external challenges of working with suppliers across all categories of spend and from larger enterprises to micro businesses

Todd Bradley-Cole, Partner & Senior Manager CSR, Procurement, John Lewis Partnership


Supplier transparency and the untapped value in indirect spend

A discussion featuring, Mercateo client, RWE.

  • What are the benefits of improving data visibility in the tail-end spend of your supply chain? 
  • How to manage mid-ranking suppliers that are considered to be operationally, yet not strategically, important? 
  • How to optimise end-user engagement that drives business value, mitigates risks in supplier management and frees-up time for strategic objectives

Henry Asamoah MCIPS, Indirect Buyer, RWE Generation UK plc

Simon Roberts, Managing Director, Mercateo UK

Richard Scourfield, Sales Director, Mercateo UK