Programme 2022 : CIPS Sustainable Procurement Summit, 17-18 May 2022 Programme 2022 – CIPS Sustainable Procurement Summit, 17-18 May 2022

Programme 2022


Delegates are welcome to attend any of our sessions, but please note that our programme has been carefully curated with a variety of sessions geared towards different levels of job seniority. Should you wish to filter out any sessions based off of job seniority, please use the filters below:

  • Day 1 Tuesday - 17 May 2022
  • Day 2 Wednesday - 18 May 2022

09:00 am


Registration starts

Creating a Culture for Sustainability

  • Creating a culture that reflects your sustainable business practices and an engaged ESG strategy that you live and breath
  • Leading sustainability agenda – what are your ambitions and identity and filtering this through to your team in everyday decision-making
  • Implementing an authentic vision that is  relevant for your business
  Imran Rasul, Chief Procurement Officer, Nationwide

Fireside Chat – How to meet corporate sustainability goals through responsible sourcing?

  • Identifying the company’s sustainability priorities
  • How corporate sustainability goals inspired change in procurement strategies
  • Identifying and prioritising goals that can be expedited by responsible procurement – Scope Three, energy transition targets and CO2 footprint, other ESG goals
  • Bridging the gap between sustainability awareness and procurement practice
Lazar Armianov, Regional Director, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, EcoVadis David Deakin, Chief Procurement Officer, Rolls Royce

10:30 am
11:00 am

Case Study: Aspiration to reality – Educating and supporting suppliers of all abilities on your sustainable journey

70% of the supply base are SME’s with little or no knowledge of how to tackle sustainability, or even the resources.  Foodbuy have immersed themselves in this space to help understand how they can better support their suppliers on their journey. One way of addressing this is through a BIOHUB program they have launched in conjunction with Levy and Yorkshire Water, focused on farmers.
  • Defining regenerative agriculture
  • Addressing the challenges of driving regenerative agricultural practices in different locations and across different crops
  • Educating and building understanding – what you can do to support farmers to achieve sustainability and regeneration targets
  • How regenerative agriculture can deliver benefits for communities and the planet
Anne Simonnet, Head of Sustainability and Compliance, Foodbuy
11:30 am
12:00 pm

Interactive lab session: Develop best practice for measuring and reporting on sustainable procurement

  • The importance of setting and aligning metrics across the supply chain from your customers to your suppliers
  • Business and technology innovations that encourage ownership of sustainability targets throughout your supply chain
  • Accurate and transparent reporting strategies that reassure your customers and investors of your commitment to sustainability
  Will Saddington, Director, Deloitte

Lightning Talks: 10:10:10 sessions 3 short presentations followed by discussion and Q&A

Creating transparency on carbon footprint across your supply chain – How to confidently measure and set realistic targets
  • What ambiguity and unknowns are there around measuring?
  • Calculating the volume of Scope Three and Scope One emissions and how they impact the company’s sustainability targets
  • Understanding the emissions in your supply chain you can influence
  • Applying a sustainability lens to different procurement categories, whilst retaining a positive impact on traditional business drivers – cost, efficiency, compliance
  • Addressing the challenges of tracking carbon emissions across large value-chains
  • The importance of working with suppliers to meet sustainability goals
Clare Jones, Group Procurement Director, Mace Group Lucy Pickett, Global Procurement Sustainability Manager, Roche Paul Gardner, Chief Procurement Officer, Mars Pet Nutrition Andy Chivers, Head of Procurement, Boots UK

12:50 pm
13:00 pm

CIPS Sustainable Procurement Survey

There will be interactive poll points throughout the day to deep dive into the most crucial issues senior procurement professionals are facing. The results will be displayed live as well as collated and shared as a report to all delegates after the event.

09:00 am
09:10 am

Keynote: Macroeconomic context – can international supply chains achieve sustainability in a volatile landscape?

COP26 brought into sharp focus the role and actions of supply chain managers and procurement professionals in mitigating strategies and adapting to a changing climate. With many countries setting out net-zero pledges what does this mean for global supply chains considering the disruptive political and economic landscape?
  • How can sustainability be achieved during volatile times?
  • Profitability vs sustainability – how can you keep the ESG agenda going when times are tough?
  • Aligning supply chain resilience with sustainability
Dr. John Glen, Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management

09:40 am
10:10 am

Fireside Chat: Procurement with Purpose: Collaborative opportunities that can drive sustainable procurement success

  • Importance of collaboration in driving sustainable procurement and why going it alone is not an option
  • Addressing the need for global standardisation of sustainable procurement practices  – when to do it and what should it look like?
  • How to encourage competitors to collaborate to improve sustainability across common supply chains
  • Educating and influencing the customer on sustainability
Kathryn Thompson, Partner, Deloitte Robert Williams, Procurement Director, AstraZeneca Jarrod Glover, Head of Procurement, Santander David Feavearyear, Chief Procurement Officer, Pearson

10:10 am
10:20 am

Social Enterprises – Building back better

  • How to buy social to build diversity, innovation and sustainability in your supply chain
  • Engaging with business partners for positive change
  • Opportunities for social procurement through engagement with social enterprises
Janette Evans-Turner, Head of Sourcing & Procurement, Zurich Mayank Shah, Founder & CEO, MSDUK Andy Daly, Head of Partnerships, Social Enterprise UK Amy Brogan, UK Procurement and Supply Chain Director, CBRE

11:00 am
11:30 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm

Promoting diversity and inclusion in your teams and supply chain

  • Facilitating and promoting diversity and inclusion in your teams and set it as a top priority in your business’s agenda
  • Sourcing decisions based on diversity and inclusion weighting
  • Tapping into new communities for talent to incorporate diversity
  • Creating leaders for a sustainable future through future leaders schemes
Stephen Day, Chief Procurement Officer, Kantar

12:10 pm
12:20 pm

12:20 pm
13:20 pm

Leveraging responsible procurement practices to create value for local economies and drive higher standards in sustainability

  • Developing and embedding clear social and environmental standards throughout the supply chain
  • Educating and persuading suppliers to come on your journey
  • Helping suppliers build their capabilities to meet the company’s goals in areas such as water, carbon and sustainable packaging
Emma Peacock, Global Procurement Director, Hotel Chocolat Madeleine Prince, Head of Supplier Sustainability, Britvic Kailash Dholliwar, Regional Strategic Account Manager, Unite Andreas Chitty, Strategy and Delivery Lead Procurement, Tesco