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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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PPN 03/24:  Making The Common Assessment Standard the New Industry Benchmark

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Supply Chain Risk Hotspots to look out for in the Construction Industry for 2024 and beyond.

Supply Chain Risk Hotspots to look out for in the Construction Industry for 2024 and beyond.

This article looks at pressing concerns poised to shape construction supply chains over the coming months. 

Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

The Procurement Act 2023 (expected to go-live in Oct 2024)…

An Introduction to EU Forced Labour Regulation  

An Introduction to EU Forced Labour Regulation  

On the 13 March 2024, the European Union agreed to adopt legislation…

The Importance of Supply Chain Cyber Security in the Energy Sector and Opportunities to Use AI to Help Manage the Risk

The Importance of Supply Chain Cyber Security in the Energy Sector and Opportunities to Use AI to Help Manage the Risk

This blog aims to dissect the critical importance of supply chain cyber security within the energy sector and outline the promising avenues offered by cyber threat intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) in managing this high impact risk effectively.

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

You could be forgiven for losing track of where things…

Greenstalling: how to avoid the latest net-zero business barrier

Greenstalling: how to avoid the latest net-zero business barrier

You may have heard of greenwashing – but are you prepared for the latest issue that could potentially stop you from reaching your net zero targets?

What are Scope 3 emissions and why do they matter?

What are Scope 3 emissions and why do they matter?

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are categorised based on their sources and control within an organization's operations

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

Here are six impactful ways for suppliers looking to improve their sustainability credentials and grow their business:

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

What does the perfect supplier look like in the eyes…

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

Navigating the PPN 03/23 alongside the Common Assessment Standard:  Efficient, Compliant Procurement

PPN 03/23 revises procurement to streamline and standardise selection of suppliers. It aims to provide clarity to the pre-qualification process

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Natural resources come from diverse and remote locations. Extracting, processing, and transporting them involves complex supply chains and many stakeholders.

How to adopt an OECD-aligned due diligence approach for CSDDD: An Achilles Step By Step Guide

How to adopt an OECD-aligned due diligence approach for CSDDD: An Achilles Step By Step Guide

Our OECD Best Practice Infographic outlines the 6 steps to…