In this ‘post-truth’ era, with levels of trust in government and business in sharp decline, the need to adopt transparent and sustainable supply chain and procurement models has never been more important.
But we appear to be reaching a crucial inflection point. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are enabling organisations to make global issues part of local business; the UK Modern Slavery Act has added a sense of shared responsibility to tackle critical supply chain challenges; and new frameworks and standards such as ISO 20400 are helping to put sustainability at the heart of procurement processes.
Of course, moving from a state of risk to resilience within global supply chains is a highly complex task, requiring constant collaboration, innovation and bold business leadership. But what has become clear is that failing to act on this is the biggest risk of all.
Now in its seventh year, the edie Sustainable Supply Chains Conference brings together supply chain, sustainability and procurement professionals to explore what that action looks like. Through a range of immersive case studies, open panel discussions and creative workshops, this CPD-certified event will give you the insight, inspiration and innovations you need to achieve a sustainable future for your supply chain.
I look forward to seeing you in London.
Content director, edie.net
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This is a must-attend event for those responsible for enhancing procurement practices and improving supplier engagement.
This includes cross-sector directors, heads and managers responsible for:
- CSR, sustainability & global citizenship
- Procurement, purchasing & buying
- Supply chain management
- Stakeholder engagement
- Ethical/responsible sourcing
- Climate change & environment
- Corporate communications & external relations
- Risk management
- Corporate strategy
The conference will also be of interest to representatives from:
Consultancies | Technology & solution providers | Academia | NGOs, non-profits & charities.
edie has been the market-leading information resource driving sustainability in business for more than 20 years. A trusted and integral part of the workflow of 60,000+ sustainability professionals, we deliver daily news and commentary, expert advice and business tools, downloadable industry reports and guides, podcasts, webinars, daily and weekly newsletters and a comprehensive directory of sustainability suppliers. We also offer a year-round portfolio of high-level business conferences and events including an annual flagship edie Live exhibition and the Sustainability Leaders Forum and Awards.
For more information, visit: www.edie.net