When: Friday, November 30, 2012 (Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am; Workshop: 9:00 am-noon)
Where: TIDEScanada, 163 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
(Hollyhock Room 304)
Cost: $125 + HST
Take advantage of a 20% discount if you register 2 or more participants from the same organization! Email us for details.
Who Should Come?
Maximizing the Impact of Sustainable Purchasing is designed for staff in public, private and non-profit organizations who are responsible for purchasing, sustainability or corporate responsibility in their organizations – and anyone else with an interest in sustainable purchasing. If you are familiar with the basics of sustainable purchasing and want to sharpen your knowledge and skills — this event is for you! You’ll take away practical tools, approaches and real-world case examples.
What You’ll Learn
By committing to sustainability, your organization can leverage your purchasing power through simple tools, scorecards and product guidelines — leading to greater social, environmental and financial benefits. Find out how to:
- Maximize the strategic impact of your sustainable purchasing program
- Send clear sustainability performance signals to the market and enhance relationships with your suppliers
- Refine your procurement process to:
- Integrate sustainability into bid documents
- Introduce supplier sustainability performance scorecards
- Consider the different methods of evaluating supplier proposals
- Establish sustainability standards & clauses for different commodity groups
- Use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure sustainable purchasing program impacts.
Meet our Session Leaders and Presenters
Tim Reeve, President of Reeve Consulting and Co-founder of the BuySmart Network, is a sustainability strategist who helps the private sector, governing bodies and major projects thrive by leveraging his specialization in sustainable supply chains to build brand, improve profitability, reduce risk and strategically engage with key employees and stakeholders.
Coro Strandberg is Principal of Strandberg Consulting and Co-Founder of the BuySmart Network. She provides governance and strategy advice to organizations seeking to integrate sustainability considerations into the marketplace, including within procurement, investment, human resources, budgeting, risk and finance.
Victoria Wakefield is Purchasing Manager for Student Housing, Hospitality and Food Services at the University of British Columbia. Vicki joined the City of Vancouver in 2005 to implement the City’s new policy on ethical and sustainable purchasing. Now with UBC, she heads the UBC FairTrade Campus Committee and sits on other sustainability-related boards. Known affectionately in procurement circles as the “queen of green,” Vicki is always ready and willing to share what she’s learned.
Jason Boyce is Sustainability Manager with Nature’s Path Foods, a leader in the organic food sector for over 25 years. Jason has more than 10 years of experience with sustainable food systems, and he leads efforts to achieve the ambitious sustainability goals of Nature’s Path Foods, such as Zero Waste 2015 and Climate Neutral 2020. Along with the Director of HR and Sustainability, he is responsible for the development of the strategies to meet resource reduction targets, for team member training and engagement in sustainability, and corporate charitable giving programs.
For more information about the seminar, contact Bob Purdy:
E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: (604) 488-5355.
When & Where
Fraser Basin Council - BuySmart Network
The BuySmart Network is a key source of information and education on sustainable purchasing. Administered by the non-profit Fraser Basin Council, BuySmart provides training, advisory services and collaborative opportunities to business, public bodies and non-profit organizations that are interested in 'raising their game' on sustainable purchasing and supply chain transformation.
Would you like to help create a cleaner environment, a healthier community and better workplaces by weighing the social, economic and environmental impacts of the goods and services you buy? If so, come to a BuySmart Network Learning Event!