Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

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Level: Professional

Theme: Ethics

Segment 11.5 Developing Commitment to Ethical Practices in Supply Chains

Segment 11.5 Developing Commitment to Ethical Practices in Supply Chains

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

The use and roles of ethical codes in procurement and supply

Develop a culture of commitment to achieve ethical codes and practices in the organisations' supply chains and require buyers and suppliers to uphold standards

Techniques for stakeholder mapping including primary, secondary and key stakeholder classifications

Analyse stakeholders and develop plans to establish ethical priorities and behaviours in the organisation’s supply chains

Techniques for mapping suppliers to gauge risks in ethical sourcing

Devise matrices to assess the likelihood of risks of non-compliance in ethical sourcing and the importance to the organisation of other relevant commercial and technical criteria, and encourage their application by colleagues and stakeholders

The use of communication plans to eradicate bribery, corruption, fraud and breaches of human rights

Influence stakeholders to take actions to eradicate bribery, corruption, fraud and human rights abuse, such as modern slavery

The main regulations that impact on the employment of people in supply chains such as:

  • Discrimination, equality and diversity
  • Employee redundancy and dismissal
  • Working time and staff payment
  • International labour codes
  • Health and safety at the workplace
  • Minimum/fair wages
  • Other country specific employment issues

Ensure compliance with legislation and regulations affecting the employment of people and seek advice when there are concerns about non-compliance

Ethical practices and standards that apply to global supply chains

Encourage commitment to achieve ethical practices and standards that apply to global supply chains taking appropriate actions in the event of detecting any breaches by colleagues or other stakeholders

The use of audits and other systems for performance measurement applied by purchasers

Collaborate with other purchasers to drive out duplication of effort and to focus on streamlining audit processes, the collation and analysis of data and any remedial actions to be taken

The sources of conflict that can impact on ethical practices between stakeholders and suppliers 

Steer the procurement and supply chain function through difficulties and challenges including conflict within the organisation and with its supply chains that can affect ethical practices

Initiatives and policies created by leading bodies such as CIPS, Traidcraft, the Walk Free Foundation, the UN, ILO and others

Act as a champion of change to promote the highest standards of ethical practice

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use and roles of ethical codes in procurement and supply

Capabilities: Will be able to

Develop a culture of commitment to achieve ethical codes and practices in the organisations' supply chains and require buyers and suppliers to uphold standards

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Techniques for stakeholder mapping including primary, secondary and key stakeholder classifications

Capabilities: Will be able to

Analyse stakeholders and develop plans to establish ethical priorities and behaviours in the organisation’s supply chains

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Techniques for mapping suppliers to gauge risks in ethical sourcing

Capabilities: Will be able to

Devise matrices to assess the likelihood of risks of non-compliance in ethical sourcing and the importance to the organisation of other relevant commercial and technical criteria, and encourage their application by colleagues and stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of communication plans to eradicate bribery, corruption, fraud and breaches of human rights

Capabilities: Will be able to

Influence stakeholders to take actions to eradicate bribery, corruption, fraud and human rights abuse, such as modern slavery

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The main regulations that impact on the employment of people in supply chains such as:

  • Discrimination, equality and diversity
  • Employee redundancy and dismissal
  • Working time and staff payment
  • International labour codes
  • Health and safety at the workplace
  • Minimum/fair wages
  • Other country specific employment issues
Capabilities: Will be able to

Ensure compliance with legislation and regulations affecting the employment of people and seek advice when there are concerns about non-compliance

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Ethical practices and standards that apply to global supply chains

Capabilities: Will be able to

Encourage commitment to achieve ethical practices and standards that apply to global supply chains taking appropriate actions in the event of detecting any breaches by colleagues or other stakeholders

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The use of audits and other systems for performance measurement applied by purchasers

Capabilities: Will be able to

Collaborate with other purchasers to drive out duplication of effort and to focus on streamlining audit processes, the collation and analysis of data and any remedial actions to be taken

Knowledge: Will know and understand

The sources of conflict that can impact on ethical practices between stakeholders and suppliers 

Capabilities: Will be able to

Steer the procurement and supply chain function through difficulties and challenges including conflict within the organisation and with its supply chains that can affect ethical practices

Knowledge: Will know and understand

Initiatives and policies created by leading bodies such as CIPS, Traidcraft, the Walk Free Foundation, the UN, ILO and others

Capabilities: Will be able to

Act as a champion of change to promote the highest standards of ethical practice

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.

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