2018 Focus Day Agenda

Ethical, Social & Sustainable Procurement

Wednesday 4 July 2018
12.00 Registration and networking lunch

13.00 Sustainable procurement strategies to drive your business 
Having a Sustainable procurement strategy in place means taking a wider view and incorporating benefits for both the buyer organisation and the wider world. It considers the impact of environmental, economic and social factors along with price and quality. This is important in terms of how the buyer conducts their relationship with suppliers, including contract negotiation especially when sourcing globally with unfamiliar work cultures. Procurement professionals must be aware and look out for signs of unacceptable practices in the supply chain such as fraud, corruption, modern-day slavery, human trafficking and wider issues such as child labour.
Why it’s increasingly important for companies to consider adopting sustainable procurement strategies and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 
Benefits of sustainable procurement and CSR to your organization 
Best practice for implementing sustainable procurement 
Chris Browne, Global Procurement Lead, World Bank

13.45 Panel Debate: How to eradicate modern slavery in your supply chain and ensure ethical business practices
The Global Slavery Index of Walk Free Foundation estimates there are about 4,300 slaves in Australia. In addition to this, Australian companies may be implicated in using forced labour in their supply chains through sourcing goods and services domestically and internationally. With the Australian Government proposing to soon implement a Modern Slavery Act similar to the UK, companies need to know what the implications are for their supply chain and business processes and how they can eradicate modern slavery completely from their supply chain.  
Update on progress with relation to Australia’s Modern Slavery Act Processes you should have in place to comply with supply chain reporting and global supply chain management.
Aligning strategy with wider company values and to implement these values across the supply chain
Educating suppliers to recognize signs of modern slavery
Moderator: Cath Hill, Group Director, CIPS
Tanya Harris, Global Manager Procurement, The Fred Hollows Foundation

14.30 Coffee and networking break

15.00 Panel debate: social procurement policies in Australasia
Update on Indigenous Procurement Policy targets and Raising-the-Bar Initiative 
How businesses should be engaging with Indigenous supplier community
Benefits of implementing an Indigenous Procurement policy and what vendor diversity means for business
A look at social procurement in New Zealand and how we can maximise social good from corporate spend
Moderator: Glenn Johnston, FCIPS Acting Director, Procurement (NSWT), Group Rail
Joanne Toon, Principle Category Manager, Ministry of Social Development New Zealand
Jason Timor, Deputy CEO, Supply Nation
Peter Morichovitis, CPO, Gold Coast City Council

15.45 Case Study: Embedding CSR into company culture representatives from the region’s organisations that are putting CSR at the top of their agenda will be discussing the strategies and initiatives they have implemented.
CSR and supplier network
Case studies on sustainable procurement
Product diversity and relationship to corporate sustainability
Ensuring transparency in key social, environmental and business areas
Steven Hansen, Strategic Procurement Manager - Fleet, Logistics & Automation, Finance & Commercial Services, Australia Post
Luke Tindale, CEO, Finsbury Green

16.45 Focus Day Closes

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