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WEBINAR: Responsible Sourcing

WEBINAR: Responsible Sourcing

9 Sep 2020 - Online

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Ethical, environmental and social considerations in procurement

According to the International Chamber of Commerce, Responsible Sourcing is “a voluntary commitment by companies to take into account social and environmental considerations when managing their relationships with suppliers”.

Business must be conducted in a manner which embraces sustainability and reduces environmental impact while upholding ethical labour standards. During this webinar, we will look at the environmentally sustainable responsible sourcing practices, along with ethical considerations regarding labour standards.

Join our webinar on 9 September to learn what responsible sourcing look like, and how can you embed ethical and sustainable practices within your procurement function.

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?
    • Shaun McCarthy, Director, Action Sustainability
  • Mitigating risk with ethical business practices
    • Adam Whitfield, Quality Assurance & Audit Programme Manager, Achilles
  • Q&A

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