Webinar: Responsible Sourcing Series: Circular Supply Chains
AudienceOpen to BITC members and non-members, Environment/sustainability practitioners/managers and Supply chain/procurement practitioners/managers
Tue, 27 October 2020 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Join this Circular Supply Chains webinar to learn how your business can drive circularity within its supply networks.
Those attending will hear from business experts sharing their journey towards a circular supply chain, and about the opportunities to engage deeper in this agenda through the Interreg funded ‘ProCirc’ project, which Business in the Community (BITC) is a lead partner of. Topics explored including embedding circularity in tenders, supplier engagement, measurement and more.
Speakers will be confirmed soon.
The aims and objectives of the event
Sharing knowledge on how to build circular procurement.
- Elena Avesani, Global Sustainability Manager, Oracle
- George Barrett, Sustainability Manager (Circular Economy), John Lewis & Partners
- Peter Belk, Circular Economy Director, Business in the Community
No prior knowledge of the issue is required. The event is suitable for both procurement and sustainability professionals.
This event is open to BITC members with a limited number of spaces for non members.
Our economy relies on vast and complex supply chains. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how this unsustainable system is dangerously fragile too.
With climate change being the most pressing risk this century, it is vital for business to put sustainability at the heart of their recovery. Circular economy is one the most comprehensive solutions to improve resilience across supply networks. Its principles aim to design waste and pollution out, while keeping materials and resources in use. Implementing circularity improves resilience in material sourcing, can cut costs for suppliers and buyers, and mitigates climate-related risks.
BITC calls on businesses to publicly act on embracing the circular economy by signing the Waste to Wealth commitment. We support BITC members to bring this to life through practical guidance and collaborative projects aimed at creating circular value chains, focusing on resource intensive sectors including the built environment and textiles. The work is led by our Circular Economy Taskforce and includes our Circular Office and Lifting the Lid on Waste guides.
Contact details and further information
For more information on this Circular Procurement webinar, 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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