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Sustainability skills for procurement professionals
At this level, learn about the basic principles of sustainable procurement and the relevant legislation covering sustainability.
What sustainable procurement is, how it can benefit your business, outlines ISO 20400
Shaun McCarthy, Director of Action Sustainability, talks about the issue of sustainable procurement
The importance of why we need to focus on where our building materials come from
Social Value - Community, Social Value - Employment, Sustainable Procurement
Explores what Social Value is, and why clients are demanding it
Key points you need to know about the Act and how it affects your business
Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Procurement
How suppliers, manufacturers and clients can work together to improve supply chain performance
1 hour Online module providing an overview of the benefits and principles of ethical business
Explains how any individual on site can help identify victims of this crime
Helen Carter of Action Sustainability talks about United Utilities
At this level, learn about sourcing specific products and services, how to prioritise sustainability impacts and the principles of a 'balanced scorecard' and whole life costing.
A simple way to visualise your sustainability priorities within your spend categories
Materials, Sustainable Procurement
A 1 hour module reviewing BES 6001 including recent changes to the certification scheme.
E Learning module introducing you to how business ethics can improve your business
Social Value - Supplier Diversity
The differences between supplier diversity and fairness and inclusion, the benefits of having diverse suppliers.
An introduction to the principles of sustainable timber and chain of custody
Modern Slavery and the impacts it can have on your supply chain
Document / Presentation
Constructing Excellence' Whole Life Costing fact sheet
Plant: sourcing sustainable plant for construction projects
Paper exploring the merits of the Balanced Scorecard and Business Excellence (EFQM) Models.
Focuses on collaboration, and how working collaboratively can create business efficiencies
1 hour e-learning module introducing the principles of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable construction
Explains the key steps of quality management, such as planning, control and improvement.
At this level, learn the detail around specific products and be introduced to principles, like the circular economy.
Discusses the issue of Modern Slavery and what it means for your supply chain
Sustainability Strategy, Sustainable Procurement
Why adopting BIM is important, and how it can help deliver more sustainable projects
Summary of the Modern Slavery Act, geared for procurement professionals
Sustainable Procurement, Waste and Resource Efficiency
Learn about the impacts of plastic and how to manage them
Waste and Resource Efficiency
E learning module introducing the concept of circular rather than linear economies
Explores the methods available for generating, monitoring and measuring social value
5S Workplace Organisation, Sustainable Procurement
A 1 hour module identifying the steps to proactively develop local and SME supply chains
5S Workplace Organisation
How leadership skills can be enhanced in order to improve your business performance.
This level takes you through the sustainability impacts you need to know to be a competent sustainable procurement professional. Consider a broad range of impacts to deliver more sustainable outcomes.
Modern Slavery, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability Strategy
Supply chain mapping can help you with understanding your supply chain’s risks and opportunities
1 hour online module providing an overview of environmental management
Biodiversity and Ecology
Biodiversity, and opportunities for enhancing wildlife in the built environment
Energy and Carbon
1 hour online module providing an overview of Climate and Carbon
Social Value - Community, Social Value - Supplier Diversity
An overview of benefits and principles of the local economy and community
Waste diversion benefits and principles and legislation concerning waste disposal
An overview of water conservation and the benefits and principles of conserving water.
An introduction to Building Information Modelling.
Case studies, interviews and evidence to help build the business case for sustainable construction
An introduction to the business case for a sustainable FM sector
The final level will develop your management skills to implement what you have learned.
Fairness Inclusion and Respect
The meaning of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, why it is vital to your business
Introduction to Lean
This module will help facilitators plan initial steps for delivering face-to-face Lean training
This 1 hour e-Learning module will discuss the necessary skills for project management.
Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement
This module will cover the key principles of the Lean approach to problem solving
How can your business adapt to market change?
Outlines key Lean tools and techniques
E learning module containing an introduction to the principles of lifecycle analysis
Be a team player with the right character traits, interpersonal and communication skills
The Procurement special interest group is a collaboration between clients, contractors and suppliers who have a mutual interest in building the procurement skills of their supply chain.