Agenda

27 June 2018

8:40 am

Registration, refreshments and networking

9:20 am

Introduction from conference chair

Speaker

  • Dr Rosanna Cole

    Dr Rosanna Cole
    Deputy director for the Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Management - Surrey Business School

9:25 am

LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR MEANINGFUL IMPACT

9:25 am

SDGs in supply chain strategy – turning global goals into local business

  • How APP maps SDGs onto strategy commitments
  • Engaging with local suppliers using APP’s landscape approach, key challenges and critical success factors
  • Measuring progress, how APP aligns with customer objectives

Speaker

  • Dr Liz Wilks

    Dr Liz Wilks
    European director, sustainability & stakeholder outreach - Asia Pulp & Paper

9:40 am

Aligning internal engagement programmes: sustainability & procurement

9:55 am

Leading the fight against modern slavery

  • Spotting the hidden signs of modern slavery
  • Reducing risk in the extended supply chain
  • Having the right toolkit to deal with threats

Speaker

  • Victoria Dodman

    Victoria Dodman
    Senior ethical trade and human rights manager (Plan A Foods) - Marks & Spencer

10:10 am

Incorporating the new ISO standard: a practical example

  • Balfour Beatty’s approach to sustainable procurement
  • Why and how Balfour Beatty is adopting ISO20400
  • Collaborating across the construction industry to improve capability within the supply chain

Speaker

  • Aaron Reid

    Aaron Reid
    Head of sustainable procurement - Balfour Beatty

10:25 am

Quiz the speakers

This interactive session will enable you to put your burning questions to the speakers and vote on your favourite questions from the audience.

10:55 am

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

11:25 am

TAKING A LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT

11:25 am

Going beyond the standard

  • How can businesses move past international accreditations?
  • How do you make already regular critical commodities more ethical & sustainable?
11:40 am

Accurately assessing supplier performance beyond audit

  • Self-assessment and the effect on supply chain transparency
  • Hiding non-compliance issues & traceability
  • (Re-)establishing trust for increased transparency

Speaker

11:55 am

Beyond compliance: leveraging CSR ratings to drive improvements & value in the supply chain

• Using benchmarks and targets to motivate performance & engage suppliers
• Create value for suppliers: avoid survey fatigue; guide improvements
• Keys for integrating CSR criteria into procurement processes

Speaker

  • Lazar Armianov

    Lazar Armianov
    Regional manager, business development - UK & Ireland

12:10 pm

Why Primark is publishing details of its suppliers’ factories

  • Delivering our first global sourcing map: our journey
  • Our process of engaging suppliers
  • Challenges and lessons learnt

Speaker

  • Katharine Stewart

    Katharine Stewart
    Ethical trade and environmental sustainability director - Primark

12:25 pm

Quiz the speakers

This interactive session will enable you to put your burning questions to the speakers and vote on your favourite questions from the audience.

12:40 pm

Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

1:40 pm - 2:55 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BRAND INFLUENCE & RISK MANAGEMENT MOVING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR MODEL

Choose from one of the sessions above for in-depth case studies, engagement with the speakers and group discussions to get beneath the surface of the significant challenges facing businesses.

1:40 pm

BRAND INFLUENCE & RISK MANAGEMENT

Human rights: embedding a strategy in business and supply
chains

  • Highlighting the importance of a focus on saliency at the
    early stages
  • Improving supply chain communication through effective
    education and training of staff
  • Raising awareness through multi-channel collaboration

Katie Leggett, Ethical trade and sustainability officer, innocent Drinks

Brand power and its influence over the supply chain

  • Convincing your small suppliers to embrace the sustainability ethos
  • Incorporating pre-contract clauses to ensure sustainable action
  • How BT is guiding the supply chain towards renewable energy use

Tony Roy, Senior procurement manager, BT

Questions, answers and group discussion

1:40 pm

MOVING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR MODEL

Sustainable sourcing in a circular economy

  • More sustainable materials: how we work and develop them
    at IKEA
  • Circular procurement requirements: what are the enablers
    for a circular business model?
  • Closing the loop and making products from our own waste

Per Stoltz, Sustainability lead, Ikea

The role of sustainable packaging design in closing the waste loop

  • Utilising data to achieve sustainable packaging design
  • The importance of good quality, reliable data to benchmark products
  • Ensuring new packaging ideas are aligned to a circular model

Duncan Simpson, Director, Valpak

Questions, answers and group discussion

2:55 pm

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

3:25 pm - 4:45 pm

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

In this unique and interactive session, you will have the chance to put the day’s learning and inspiration into practice. Chose from one of the sessions above for an in-depth and practical workshop designed to equip you with the tools to take your responsible procurement & supplier engagement strategy to the next level.

3:25 pm

Measuring your impact

Speaker

  • Mayank Shah

    Mayank Shah
    Founder and CEO - Minority Supplier Development

3:25 pm

Effectively tackling modern slavery

Speaker

4:45 pm

End of conference