Webinar: How to become a leading organisation within sustainable procurement Online - Zoom

What is this webinar about?

In this FREE webinar, you’ll discover sustainable procurement best practice in the Higher Education and Public Sectors to inform further cross-sector and cross-industry practice. Learning from a different sector will help organisations understand what best practice is possible in sustainable procurement outside of the tried and tested methods.

Why is sustainable procurement important? Almost 70-80% of our spend is within the supply chain, and procurement is a services function that can be utilised to embed your sustainability considerations into your supply chain. Sustainable procurement can also help identify and mitigate your risks and help achieve your sustainability goals.

Join Mellita D’Silva, Senior Sustainable Procurement Consultant at Action Sustainability, who will showcase three live client case studies with guest speakers from London Universities Purchasing Consortium, Westminster City Council, and the City of London.

You’ll discover the benefits of collaboration within sustainable procurement, and how you can promote cross-industry learning and best practice to become a leading organisation within sustainable procurement.

Why should I attend?

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

• Gather good practice examples of sustainable procurement from the higher education and public sectors which can be applied to your own sector.

• Understand methods of supporting modern slavery due diligence.

• Gain knowledge of how you can streamline your efforts to improve your scope 3 emissions data gathering.

• Be able to adopt cross-industry learning via the examples and case studies being presented.

Who should attend?

Target audience: This session is aimed at anyone within procurement who is looking to benefit from cross-industry learning and improve their sustainable procurement knowledge and frameworks.

Session difficulty: This session is open to all.

About the speakers and topics

Mellita D’Silva, Senior Sustainable Procurement Consultant, Action Sustainability

Mellita D’silva CPPM, CPP, MICW, CIPS Level 5 has worked in the realm of Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Sustainability for 19 years. She has extensive experience of embedding sustainability within a procurement process, supply chain, and value chain through corporate and project policies, strategies, and delivery models for clients including Avanti West Coast, Morgan Sindall, and more.

Mags Shapiro (Responsible Procurement Lead, LUPC) and Jasbinder Sandhu (Deputy Director, LUPC): Discussing LUPC’s responsible procurement strategy, systems, and partnerships.

Marisol Bernal (Affiliate Engagement Manager, Electronicswatch): Demonstrating how collaboration benefits Electronicswatch and LUPC.

Michael Rogerson (Lecturer in Operations Management, University of Sussex) and Martina Trusgnach (PhD Researcher, Business, Human Rights and the Environment (BHRE) Research Group, University of Greenwich): Showcasing how collaboration supports research and LUPC’s responsible procurement work.

Nathalie Evans, Responsible Procurement Manager, Westminster City Council and Kristina Jackson (Sustainable Supply Chain Manager, City of London): Discussing the development of a supplier charter for carbon reporting and climate action in the public sector and the benefits of collaboration.

This session is free to attend.

For more information

Mellita D’Silva
Senior Sustainable Procurement Consultant