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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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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.

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

Understanding the differences and similarities between these two pieces of…

The Evolution of Building Safety: The Building Safety Act, Amendments, and Aligning with Industry Standards

The Evolution of Building Safety: The Building Safety Act, Amendments, and Aligning with Industry Standards

Investigates the act's history, regulatory updates, and efforts of Build UK’s Common Assessment Standard (CAS) to align industry standards.

The case for AI in supply chain management

The case for AI in supply chain management

This blog focuses on the role of AI in Supply…

The Profitability of Sustainability – Putting a P into ESG 

The Profitability of Sustainability – Putting a P into ESG 

What is the business case for sustainability? In our latest…

The role of collaboration and technology in building a safer work environment in the energy sector

The role of collaboration and technology in building a safer work environment in the energy sector

The energy industry’s inherent hazards, coupled with reliance on various…