Procurement and sustainability teams alike are groping for guidance on how they can rebuild more resilient supply chains in the wake of a calamitous year. This presents an opportune time to review, compare, and improve strategies and practices.
The 2021 Sustainable Procurement Barometer, developed by EcoVadis in partnership with the Stanford Value Chain Innovation initiative, surveyed procurement and sustainable supply leaders (and which was augmented by a concurrent supplier survey) to bring insights on the state of sustainable procurement practices. Join this webinar as we review the key findings of the report, including:
-- Have corporate sustainability goals been derailed through the crisis? (hint: quite the opposite…)
-- Sustainable procurement “leaders'' reported that sustainability made them more resilient. What are they doing differently?
-- What is changing in how labor and human rights shape procurement strategy?
-- Procurement is now paying attention to diversity, nondiscrimination, and equity.
-- Sustainability performance continues to remain vital for revenue and growth.
-- Mid-sized companies are embracing sustainable procurement.
-- The disconnect in how suppliers perceive buyers’ commitments.
-- The top reason (more than 40%) that suppliers engage in sustainability will surprise you (hint: it’s not “because my customer asked us to fill a questionnaire”).
Barchi (Becky) Gillai, Associate Director of the Value Chain Innovation Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will speak, along with introduction from David McClintock, Marketing Director at EcoVadis.
*Please note: This webinar is free and open to the public but the recording and slides will be accessible to SPLC members only. Please visit our membership webpage if you are interested in becoming a member to access this and other webinar recordings.