Supply Chain & Sustainable Procurement

Tuesday 21st and Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, from 2pm to 5:30pm | $450 (Online)
(SkillsFuture approved)

What Previous Participants Said

“Very Comprehensive. Its alot to cover within a day but Paia has managed to cover the topics that are key & critical.”

About the Course

Reliable supply chains are central to the performance and long-term growth of any business. There is a growing expectation for organisations to understand and manage the sustainability impacts of those supply chains.

Customers, consumers and investors, are asking questions about how and where products and materials are sourced, how suppliers are engaged with sustainability strategy, and companies’ efforts to reduce the material environmental and social impacts arising from activities – such as agriculture, mining or transport – in their supply chains.

For companies that are reporting on sustainability, the SGX guidelines require organisations to disclose information about parts of their businesses that are outsourced to third parties (for example, freight and logistics), as well as upstream and downstream impacts. GRI has made supply chain management a key element in its requirements. Companies setting Science-Based Targets are required to consider supply chain carbon emissions in their Scope 3 targets.

In response, companies are integrating sustainability requirements into supplier qualification and management processes, and looking to embed sustainable procurement as part of their sustainability KPIs and targets. A range of new codes and standards have developed to support these aims.

Have you started to implement sustainable supply chain strategy for your company, but realised that you cannot solve all challenges on your own? Are you ready to reach out to your contractors, suppliers, business partners in order to advance your sustainability performance? Do you want to better understand the various codes and standards for sustainable procurement, including the ones that are right for your supply chains?

This course will help you and your organisation to develop a roadmap to integrate sustainability into your procurement processes and supply chain management strategies, in order to further your sustainability goals and meet the requirements of customers, investors and reporting standards.

You will learn about the most important standards, tools and approaches for sustainable supply chain management in a hands-on way, combined with sharing of best practice in effective supply chain sustainability.

Key Objectives

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the main building blocks of a successful supply chain sustainability strategy
  • Understand the business and other drivers for sustainable supply chain management
  • Be familiar with the different standards, tools & approaches for sustainable supply chain management, and be able to evaluate which are right for your supply chains
  • Understand the principles of supplier sustainability risk assessment, and know how to identify the sustainability priorities for your supply chains
  • Understand the different ways to engage your suppliers with your sustainability goals
  • Know how to fulfil the SGX and GRI Supply Chain sustainability reporting requirements
  • Be familiar with best practices in effective supply chain sustainability, and the approaches taken by leading organisations

Who Should Attend

  • Companies seeking to enhance their Sustainability Approach
  • Supply chain and procurement professionals looking to incorporate sustainability into their existing practices
  • Operations professionals looking to assess supplier sustainability risks
  • Sustainability professionals looking to understand how to work with procurement and supply chain colleagues to deliver sustainability targets
  • Companies looking to improve upon their Sustainability Report
  • Experts in Sustainability, Procurement, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Departments, Corporate Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Responsibility, Investor Relations & External Affairs

Course Format

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Paia Consulting is a Gold Community Member of the Global Reporting Initiative. Paia’s training is delivered by individuals who have unparalleled depth of hands-on expertise in reporting locally