Sustainable procurement: supply chain expectations and AGM

Sustainable procurement: supply chain expectations and AGM

4th Jul 2024 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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2024-07-04 17:30:00 2024-07-04 19:30:00 Europe/London Sustainable procurement: supply chain expectations and AGM Thomas Paine Study Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

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A 2021 McKinsey & Company report found that ‘two-thirds of an average company’s environment, social, and governance footprint lies with its suppliers’. Now more than ever Procurement are pivotal in advancing an organisations ESG goals through our supply chain decisions. This provides a compelling opportunity to ensure Procurement is the trusted business partner in sustainability.

Our guest speaker, Dr Nigel Davies will guide you in identifying the business benefits of ESG and learning the language of net zero, carbon footprint and science-based targets. He will share insights in how you can achieve supply chain visibility, attain sustainability ratings for your business and how you can align with larger global initiatives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

If you have any queries please contact branchevents@cips.org


EVENT VENUE:

University of East Anglia, Thomas Paine Study Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

To find the Thomas Paine Study Centre (Building 52 in grip K19).  MBA room on 2nd floor and in TPSC following signs for “Norwich Business School Executive Education Suite”.

Light food and refreshments will be provided.

EVENT SPEAKER

Dr Nigel Davies, BSc, PhD, FIFST, Dipl Brew, FIBD

Director, Maltdoctor Ltd

Nigel founded Maltdoctor Ltd in 2020, a specialist sustainability consultancy in food and beverages now with over 70 clients. He was formerly Director of Manufacturing, Technical and Sustainability with Muntons for 25 years.  He has spearheaded the establishment of farmer support groups focussed on sustainable agriculture and regen ag. He designed the world’s first carbon footprint tool for malting barley. ‘Practical Sustainability’ is his way to describe his approach and he is passionate about cutting through the procrastination and barriers that delay us getting on with climate protection. In 2022 he was the author of the RASE report ‘Decarbonising UK Cereal Production’. 

Nigel is Honorary Associate Professor at Nottingham University, School of Biosciences and on the Scientific Advisory Board for Ateria Health – a business promoting animal nutrition and health and is a Senior Advisor, Technical and Sustainability for First Key, a consultancy specialising in Malting, Brewing and Distilling. Nigel is a Fellow of both the Institute of Food Science and Technology and Institute of Brewing and Distilling and has a Diploma in Brewing with distinction. He has twice been awarded the accolade of being in the top 100 leaders in sustainability in UK manufacturing being described as ‘an inspirational leader’ and a ‘driver of cultural change’.  He has led an international maltster to gain the EcoVadis Platinum medal for sustainable business twice placing them in the top 1% of over 100,000 global companies.