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Webinar: Responsible Sourcing Series: Addressing supply chain emissions

Sep 08
Date and time
Tue, 08 September  @  11:00  -  12:00
No charge for members or non-members of BITC
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, Supply chain/procurement practitioners/managers, Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, Supply chain/procurement practitioners/managers and Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers
No charge for members or non-members of BITC

Tue, 08 September 2020  @  11:00  –  12:00

Join Business in the Community (BITC) for this webinar, Addressing Supply Chain Emissions. During this webinar, part of a series of webinars examining responsible sourcing, delegates will learn how to work with suppliers to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

Those attending will hear from business experts sharing their journey towards a net-zero emissions supply chains.

This event is free for members and non-members of BITC. It is suitable for procurement and supply chain professionals, and sustainability and environment managers.


Amid a global health crisis, it is tempting for purchasing functions to sideline sustainability. Procurement professionals have been under incredible pressure to navigate supply disruption whilst maintain cash flow. However, the COVID-19 pandemic also revealed how fragile global supply chains are. Many businesses have already felt the impacts of climate change within their supply networks – from extreme weather conditions to natural resource constraints and volatile markets.

Putting sustainability and resilience first

Businesses must put sustainability and resilience at the heart of their recovery – and this includes working with suppliers on cutting emissions down.Tackling supply chain emissions will help reduce climate-related risks but will also lead to substantial business benefits – cutting costs, spurring innovation, and improving reputation with key stakeholders.

The importance of rebuilding resilient businesses

The climate emergency and the impact of extreme weather events also have the potential to be catastrophic, with the effects felt across the value chain of many businesses. Within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of rebuilding businesses that are resilient to climate-related risk cannot be underestimated.

Nations, cities and businesses still need to tackle this existential threat – many have set net zero carbon targets to transition to a low carbon economy and are continuing to work towards these ambitions.

Find out more about BITC’s Environment agenda.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Elena Perez, Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

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