Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

Current segment

Level: Tactical

Theme: Ethics

Segment 11.1 Ethics in Procurement and Supply

Segment 11.1 Ethics in Procurement and Supply

Knowledge: Will know and understand Capabilities: Will be able to

The application of the CIPS Code of Conduct in procurement and supply

Explain the key aspects of the CIPS Code of Conduct that apply to your job role

The details included in ethical codes affecting procurement and supply

Explain the key features of ethical codes that affect procurement and supply and how you should identify and address any breaches in ethical business practice

The use and roles of ethical codes in procurement and supply

Ensure that you comply with ethical practices when sourcing goods or services for your organisation

The use of documented policies and procedures for the work of procurement and supply, including:

  • The responsibilities for procurement
  • Regulations relating to competition
  • Levels of delegated authority
  • Responsibilities for the stages of the sourcing process
  • Invoice clearance and payment

Explain the kinds of documented policies and procedures used in procurement and supply and how they should be used

The principles of corporate governance that applies to procurement and supply

Explain the main principles of corporate governance that applies to the organisation's procurement and supply function

Forms of bonded and exploitative labour that can exist in supply chains

Be aware of the reputational damage that can be experienced by the organisation in the event of a breach of standards for ethical sourcing and the organisational procedures for reporting to senior management any identified breach

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The application of the CIPS Code of Conduct in procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain the key aspects of the CIPS Code of Conduct that apply to your job role

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The details included in ethical codes affecting procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain the key features of ethical codes that affect procurement and supply and how you should identify and address any breaches in ethical business practice

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use and roles of ethical codes in procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Ensure that you comply with ethical practices when sourcing goods or services for your organisation

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of documented policies and procedures for the work of procurement and supply, including:

  • The responsibilities for procurement
  • Regulations relating to competition
  • Levels of delegated authority
  • Responsibilities for the stages of the sourcing process
  • Invoice clearance and payment
Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain the kinds of documented policies and procedures used in procurement and supply and how they should be used

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The principles of corporate governance that applies to procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Explain the main principles of corporate governance that applies to the organisation's procurement and supply function

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Forms of bonded and exploitative labour that can exist in supply chains

Capabilities: Will be able to

Be aware of the reputational damage that can be experienced by the organisation in the event of a breach of standards for ethical sourcing and the organisational procedures for reporting to senior management any identified breach

This segment was last updated on: 28th May 2015

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure

Released in 2014 the Standard is a competency framework of procurement and supply skills, knowledge and capabilities that can be used by individuals and organisations to identity training and professional development needs at varying levels of competency.

The Global Standard for Procurement and Supply structure
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