Decent Work and Sustainable Procurement
Procurement teams have a key role to play in creating sustainable supply chains, but can often be disconnected from the sustainability function of the company. At the United Nations Global Compact, we recognize the need for procurement teams to be empowered to adopt sustainable practices that will impact their suppliers’ capacity to advance decent work. Companies are looking for ways to prioritize and commit to advancing decent work in their supply chains — not only to prevent reputational risks but also to significantly improve the lives of workers and lift millions out of poverty. This is further highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical role procurement plays both in ensuring continuity in times of crisis as well as mitigating the impacts of the crisis on stakeholders.
Featuring Mari-Lou Dupont of the UN Global Compact and Marta Cobeño of EcoVadis, this webinar will introduce the critical role of sustainable procurement in the delivery of the SDGs and will highlight featured resources from the UN Global Compact, including the Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement, as well as practical applications from member company, EcoVadis.