Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

Current segment

Level: Operational

Theme: Ethics

Segment 11.3 Ethical/Responsible Sourcing

Segment 11.3 Ethical/Responsible Sourcing

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

International standards that apply against criminal conduct including bribery, corruption, fraud and human rights abuse such as modern slavery

Inform colleagues and stakeholders of international standards that apply against criminal conduct including bribery, corruption, fraud and human rights abuse such as modern slavery and investigate and escalate any suspected breach

The incorporation of practices to support the implementation of ethical/ responsible sourcing in procurement processes

Engage with stakeholders to devise specifications, contract terms, KPIs and other instruments to encourage suppliers to prevent, detect and eradicate breaches of ethical standards

The use of prequalification and assessment criteria that can be applied to encourage ethical/ responsible sourcing in the procurement process

Engage with stakeholders to agree prequalification and assessment criteria that can be applied to encourage ethical/responsible sourcing

Sources of information and databases that examine ethical practices

Carry out research and map supply chains to assess vulnerabilities and risks in supply that may result in breaches of ethical standards

The importance of obtaining supporting information on ethical practices in supplier quotations and tenders

Undertake due diligence on suppliers to evaluate the risks of forced labour and other human rights abuses, fraud and corruption

The use of audits and other feedback mechanisms to evaluate workplace standards

Monitor performance and encourage dialogue with suppliers on how improvements to workplace standards can be made and recommend to senior management appropriate remedies that can be taken with suppliers that may have committed breaches of ethical policies

The triple bottom line of profit, people and planet

Implement and promote sustainable sourcing in the supply chain

Knowledge: Will know and understand

International standards that apply against criminal conduct including bribery, corruption, fraud and human rights abuse such as modern slavery

Capabilities: Will be able to

Inform colleagues and stakeholders of international standards that apply against criminal conduct including bribery, corruption, fraud and human rights abuse such as modern slavery and investigate and escalate any suspected breach

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The incorporation of practices to support the implementation of ethical/ responsible sourcing in procurement processes

Capabilities: Will be able to

Engage with stakeholders to devise specifications, contract terms, KPIs and other instruments to encourage suppliers to prevent, detect and eradicate breaches of ethical standards

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of prequalification and assessment criteria that can be applied to encourage ethical/ responsible sourcing in the procurement process

Capabilities: Will be able to

Engage with stakeholders to agree prequalification and assessment criteria that can be applied to encourage ethical/responsible sourcing

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Sources of information and databases that examine ethical practices

Capabilities: Will be able to

Carry out research and map supply chains to assess vulnerabilities and risks in supply that may result in breaches of ethical standards

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The importance of obtaining supporting information on ethical practices in supplier quotations and tenders

Capabilities: Will be able to

Undertake due diligence on suppliers to evaluate the risks of forced labour and other human rights abuses, fraud and corruption

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of audits and other feedback mechanisms to evaluate workplace standards

Capabilities: Will be able to

Monitor performance and encourage dialogue with suppliers on how improvements to workplace standards can be made and recommend to senior management appropriate remedies that can be taken with suppliers that may have committed breaches of ethical policies

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The triple bottom line of profit, people and planet

Capabilities: Will be able to

Implement and promote sustainable sourcing in the supply chain

This segment was last updated on: 4th April 2017

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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