North America and Europe Included in Top Performers in Anti-Corruption Efforts

10 Jan 2019
A new EcoVadis study, “The Fight Against Corruption: Insights Into Ethical Performance in Global Supply Chains,” considers issues around corruption, such as abuse of power, bribery, conflict of interest, fraud and money laundering, and how prepared companies are to address it. The report...

Disaster and Emergency Part 1: Caribbean Heads of Procurement Assemble

9 Jul 2018
We are delighted to publish a series of guest posts from Craig Brewin, about the Procurement issues arising from last year’s hurricane season, as covered at the CDB (Caribbean Development Bank) special conference. Craig is a Caribbean-based procurement professional, whose further coverage can...

Enter the Sustainable, Circular and Innovative Public Procurement Awards

19 Dec 2018
For a few years now we have been helping to promote the EcoProcura conference series, which started in 1998 as a forum to exchange dialogue on the latest strategies and practical solutions for sustainable, circular and innovative public procurement. It now brings together more than 400 procurers,...

GPP Helpdesk Webinar – Purchasing Green Cleaning Products and Services

6 Dec 2018
December 18th at 14:00 CET (15.00 GMT). This is the second of two Webinars organised as part of the European Commission’s Helpdesk service on Green Public Procurement (GPP). This is a forum for stakeholders in public sector procurement to learn about important new developments in the resources...

Ghent Wins European Sustainability Award

22 Nov 2018
Sustainable Cities Platform has announced the winner of the Transformative Action Award, 2018. The award is for current or concluded Transformative Actions that use the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: socio-cultural transformation, socio-economic transformation...

State of Flux SRM Report Published – and UK Government Recognises SRM Value

19 Nov 2018
State of Flux has launched the latest edition of their SRM (supplier relationship management) report. This has become a regular and valuable report over the past ten years, coming from the consulting firm that has really made the SRM space pretty much their own (in the way that Future Purchasing...

UK CCS New Agreement To Increase Use of Public Sector Renewable Energy

8 Nov 2018
“The government has announced it’s making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source” – says Facilities Management Journal. Category Lead for Utilities and Fuels at Crown Commercial Service...

Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement – Event Coming Soon!

5 Nov 2018
We are proud to be supporting a conference later this month in Brussels – an event we thought you would be interested to hear about. Driving Sustainability in European Public Procurement is taking place in Brussels on November 27th and it’s free to attend for public procurement leaders,...