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Identifying and Delivering Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions /

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a crucial practice for all businesses involved in the sourcing, production, inventory management and transportation of goods and services. Its purpose is to ensure that environmental and societal values are upheld and that global issues such as climate change, water security, deforestation, human rights, fair labour practices and corruption are addressed throughout the supply chain process.

As a key element of sustainability, it is now more important than ever that organisations focus on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives to inform decision making at a strategic level. Procurement and supply chain professionals have a crucial role to play in shaping their organisation’s ESG footprint, both directly through purchase decisions and indirectly by influencing product and service design.

This course will enable you to identify key areas of the supply chain where sustainability concepts and goals could be integrated. It will examine three areas that are fundamental to your understanding: Profit (economic performance), People (social sustainability) and Planet (environmental sustainability).

This is week two of The Strategic Supply Chain Management Toolkit.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of sustainability for your organisation
  • Enhance the supply chain and develop new stakeholder relationships
  • Outline methods of implementing sustainable procurement
  • Understand sustainability impacts and considerations across various aspects of supply chain activity
  • Analyse and manage sustainability risks within the supply chain
  • Motivate and build capacity of sustainable thinking in your organisation
  • Implement monitoring systems to ensure sustainability goals are achieved

Key Topics

  • Sustainable supply chains in a global and local context
  • ESG and sustainable SCM: opportunities and benefits
  • Sustainability solutions across sourcing, production, inventory management and transportation
  • Developing new sustainable supply chain delivery capacity
  • Managing sustainable supply chain implementation risks
  • Assessing the outcomes of sustainable SCM initiatives

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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