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The importance of Responsible Sourcing

The importance of Responsible Sourcing

9 Feb 2021 - WEBINAR

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Responsible Sourcing takes on many forms through social, environmental and ethical procurement practices. It is generally accepted as a voluntary commitment to uphold business ethics while managing supplier relationships.

During this webinar, first aired in Sept 20, we take a look at the environmentally sustainable responsible sourcing practices, along with ethical considerations regarding labour standards and why you should embrace sustainability as a responsibility, not a wish list agenda item.

About the speakers

Shaun McCarthy OBE: Shaun’s portfolio includes; Director, Action Sustainability, Chair, Supply Chain Sustainability School, Chair, IEMA Professional Standards Committee, Chair, Action Sustainability Asia Pacific, and Trustee, Greeshoots Foundation Trust. From 2006-13 he was Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, a ground breaking assurance body directly advising the Mayor of London and Olympics Minister. Shaun was awarded an OBE for services to sustainability and London 2012 in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2013 birthday honours list. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (FIEMA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA),  and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

Adam Whitfield is a committed Quality Assurance & Audit Programme Manager based in Oxfordshire with experience of auditing management systems and sites globally, including auditing numerous blue chip organisations performing high risk activities on behalf of network operators. Adam has over 10 years experience in auditing for Achilles and is responsible for implementing global processes in regional offices, whilst managing numerous ISO and carbon reduction standards.


  • Introductions
  • What is responsible sourcing?
  • Mitigating risk with ethical business practices
  • Q&A

Learn what responsible sourcing look like, and how can you embed ethical and sustainable practices within your procurement function.

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