Driving business ethics through the supply chain – steps towards building sustainable communities

4:30pm - 6:30pm | £0.00

Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018

Time: 16.30 – 18.30

Venue: Northumbrian Water, Boldon House, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5FJ

NIBE is delighted to be partnering with Northumbria Water for our next event, exploring the ethics and best practice of responsible procurement, introduced and co-chaired by NIBE director Caroline Theobald, CBE.

Northumbrian Water is the only water company to be on the World’s Most Ethical companies list seven years in a row (2010-2017) and is currently the UK’s Utility Company of the year.  Graham Southall (Group Commercial Director) and Steve Crake, (head of procurement, supply chain and fleet) will lead an interactive session that will focus on the Group’s new Responsible Procurement approach and will introduce their AIME commitment aimed at understanding how the £350million of Group annual spend impacts local communities and how it can move towards spending 60p in every £1 with their local supply chain.

The session will also look the other way and discuss the rigour that goes into establishing global supply networks; and how the Group’s procurement framework is driven by clear statements of aspiration and ambition to achieve best-value with suppliers. They will explore how access to procurement opportunities can be made simpler for SMEs and segment opportunity for appropriateness

The aim of this session is to share best practice, identify procurement methodology that is transferrable to any sized company and learn from event attendees.  Steve and the team are clear that they want this session to encourage knowledge exchange, challenge and discussion.

Places are limited to 40 so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.




Bookings are closed for this event.