Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

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Level: Managerial

Theme: Ethics

Segment 11.4 Promoting Ethical Practices in Procurement and Supply

Segment 11.4 Promoting Ethical Practices in Procurement and Supply

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

The use of ethical codes in procurement and supply

Work with stakeholders to develop the application of appropriate ethical codes for procurement and supply making reference to the CIPS Code of Conduct

Standards that apply to ethical and responsible sourcing that impact on the globalisation of supply chains such as:

  • the United Nations (UN) Trafficking Protocol
  • the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
  • Social Accountability International standard SA8000
  • Modern Slavery Act

Monitor compliance with ethical practices and standards that apply to global supply chains taking appropriate actions in the event of detecting any breaches by colleagues or other stakeholdersĀ 

Forms of bribery, corruption and fraud in supply chains

Work with stakeholders and communicate standards to eliminate bribery, corruption and fraud in supply chains and take appropriate actions in the event of any alleged breach of standards

Equality of opportunity affecting underrepresented groups

Investigate, encourage and promote equality and diversity opportunity for underrepresented groups in the supply chain

Health and safety standards that apply to suppliers' workplaces

Mandate, when possible, for suppliers to have effective health and safety policies and a committee, have independent checks and systems for whistleblowers, and become knowledgeable on health and safety hazards affecting the organisation's sector

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of ethical codes in procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Work with stakeholders to develop the application of appropriate ethical codes for procurement and supply making reference to the CIPS Code of Conduct

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Standards that apply to ethical and responsible sourcing that impact on the globalisation of supply chains such as:

  • the United Nations (UN) Trafficking Protocol
  • the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
  • Social Accountability International standard SA8000
  • Modern Slavery Act
Capabilities: Will be able to

Monitor compliance with ethical practices and standards that apply to global supply chains taking appropriate actions in the event of detecting any breaches by colleagues or other stakeholdersĀ 

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Forms of bribery, corruption and fraud in supply chains

Capabilities: Will be able to

Work with stakeholders and communicate standards to eliminate bribery, corruption and fraud in supply chains and take appropriate actions in the event of any alleged breach of standards

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Equality of opportunity affecting underrepresented groups

Capabilities: Will be able to

Investigate, encourage and promote equality and diversity opportunity for underrepresented groups in the supply chain

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Health and safety standards that apply to suppliers' workplaces

Capabilities: Will be able to

Mandate, when possible, for suppliers to have effective health and safety policies and a committee, have independent checks and systems for whistleblowers, and become knowledgeable on health and safety hazards affecting the organisation's sector

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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