Minimising risks through responsible sourcing

The construction industry is realising the need to minimise the impacts that construction and the supply chain have on the environment and the society, both in the UK and all over the world. The event will present the new CIRIA handbook that will help organisations procure materials and products responsibly, thus managing potential impacts and issues within local and global supply chains.

Background 
The construction industry is increasingly keen to demonstrate that the purchased products and materials are responsibly sourced. Responsible sourcing is a way of managing and addressing environmental, social and ethical – and economic – issues within the supply chain, e.g. child labour, excessive use of resources, or greenhouse gas emissions. All the parties involved in project delivery have a role to play in the responsible sourcing of products and materials, from clients to designers and specifiers, through to suppliers and product manufacturers.

This event will launch the new CIRIA publication ‘Minimising risk through responsible sourcing. A handbook for the construction industry’ (C767), developed in collaboration with the Action Programme for Responsible and Ethical Sourcing (APRES) and a diverse range of key experts. The handbook will help parties involved in construction projects to procure materials and products responsibly and better understand what to look for in purchasing decisions to reduce risks. It provides a clear overview of the tools and methods to implement responsible sourcing, and highlights the impacts for a wide range of products, from aggregates to mechanical and electrical equipment. It is aimed at category managers, procurement professionals and suppliers, but is also a practical reference tool for many other professionals involved in purchasing decisions.

This launch event will also showcase practical experiences and case studies of leading experts and organisations, demonstrating the positive impacts and outcomes that the construction industry can achieve through the implementation of responsible sourcing policies and measures.

Why attend? 
Delegates at this event will: 
  • Hear more about the context and landscape of responsible sourcing
  • Gain an understanding of how construction organisation can minimise environmental, social and ethical impacts within their supply chain
  • Hear case studies that demonstrate how leading organisations are tackling their impacts
  • Hear how the new CIRIA handbook can support organisations in their purchasing decisions
Programme 
08:30     Registration and refreshments 

09:00    Welcome & Introduction
             Jacqui Glass, Loughborough University

09:15    Overview of CIRIA handbook
            Ian Nicholson, Responsible solutions

09:30    Contractor's perspective
             Eva Gkenakou, Multiplex

9.40       Spplier's perspective 
              Dave Knight, One Planet, on behalf of CARES 

09:50     Supplier’s perspective
              David Morrell, Marshalls

10:00     Panel Q and A

10:30     Close

Who should attend? 
Category managers, procurement professionals, buyers, sustainability managers, environmental mangers, product managers, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, clients, consultants.  

CPD 
This event has the value of 1.5 hours towards your CPD.


When 
1 June 2017 
8.30 - 10.30 

Where 
This event is being hosted by CIRIA members Marshalls. 

Marshalls Design Space,1st Floor, Compton Courtyard, 40 Compton Street,
Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0BD


Fees
FREE to attend for CIRIA members 
£50 + VAT for all other attendees 

Booking 
If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on 020 7549 3300  or email enquiries@ciria.org.  


01/06/2017 - 01/06/2017
Marshalls Design Space
1st Floor, Compton Courtyard
40 Compton Street, Clerkenwell
London, EC1V OBD

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