Session held on 26th November

About this session

Sustainable procurement, and particularly modern slavery, was the hottest topic in procurement until March – when Covid19 hit hard.

The momentum built on sustainable procurement policies, even compliance programmes, feels stalled in many quarters.

Businesses now struggling to survive might now be de-prioritising less vital initiatives and as we clamber out of the pandemic and its direct consequences?

So, how can we balance sustainable procurement ideals, and the polices relevant to your organisations that we had a hand in justifying, with the practical realities of a post-Covid “new normal” business environment of deep recession?

What can we still do with limited resources? What does a maximum (or minimum) effort look like now? How can we prioritise social v ethical v environment procurement against, perhaps, indigenous procurement policies and economic development initiatives or social procurement policies that could directly create jobs? And is not safety the new top priority for everyone, what does this mean for sustainable procurement in future?

Compare your thinking and your organisation’s approach with others at this though-provoking Roundtable with our expert facilitator and hosted by Jonathan Dutton FCIPS.

Your expert facilitator

Kate Nicholl Skattäng is managing director of State of Flux (Australia) a procurement consulting firm that specialises in SRM with offices in Melbourne, Auckland and London. Kate has a rich history in procurement, including at KPMG, and is currently studying for a PhD in modern slavery at Swinburne University