Responsible Sourcing Council

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In recent years the transparency of company supply chain has become increasingly important. The Responsible Sourcing Council will discuss and try to find solutions to multi-tier supply chain transparency, supply chain risk management, sustainability strategy alignment and other challenges facing responsible sourcing professionals. Failing to address these issues could have cost, reputation and growth consequences for companies in the future.Whilst sector specific gatherings on Responsible sourcing exist for some time, this council offers uniquely a wide spectrum of participants from different industry sectors. The confidential dialogue of these diverse peers combines broader perspective with insights from companies facing the same challenges in different circumstances opening up new and trustworthy solutions.

Potential Topics include:

  • Development of Responsible Procurement
  • Aligning Strategy with Deployment
  • Risk management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • External Developments
  • Information management

Who should join?

This Council is for the people who have ultimate accountability for Responsible Sourcing in their organisation e.g. Responsible Supply Chain / Procurement VPs, Corporate Sustainability Coordinators, Supplier Development Director etc

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
Benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Council Director

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte

Leader, Global Sustainability Center
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