On 10th November in Birmingham and the 17th November in London, Michael Page Procurement and Supply Chain will be holding a briefing session where Action Sustainability's Director Shaun McCarthy OBE will be giving attendees the inside track on ISO 20400.
Action Sustainability is leading the UK's delegation in creating ISO 20400 - the new international standard for sustainable procurement. With a strong connection to the existing British Standard for sustainable procurement BS8903 (for which Action Sustainability were the technical authors appointed by BSI) the new standard will bring value beyond the procurement and purchasing community. It will help embed and disseminate sound sustainability practices throughout supply chains, and ultimately the entire economy, leading to greater resilience and ability to gain from positive opportunities.
Currently out for consultation, ISO 20400 will standardise guidelines and principles for all stakeholders working with internal and external purchasing processes – including contractors, suppliers, buyers, and government authorities – as part of an effort to demonstrate good practices for sustainable purchasing and gain business benefits.

Essential event information:

Birmingham: 8am – 9.45am Thursday 10th November 2016 at Michael Page Offices, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2LG
London: 8am – 9.45am Thursday 17th November at Michael Page Offices, 5 Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7HR
Join us for an insight packed hour of information sharing and discussion with Action Sustainability where Shaun McCarthy OBE will take you through the key factors required to successfully deliver ISO 20400 in your organisation and share insights and drivers that lead to successful deployment, along with the following true benefits that can be realised.
  • Identify the full range of considerations you should apply to ISO 20400 and have real ‘value release’ potential.
  • Examine best practices for engaging suppliers and business stakeholders (because sustainability and ISO 20400 is cross-functional, and cross-sector in nature).
  • Discuss the key drivers (i.e. ‘gives’ and ‘gets’) of ISO 20400 for both the buy-side and sell-side perspectives.
  • Target the business benefits that ISO 20400 can deliver in a given supply chain and how these can be translated into quantifiable measures that build the case for investing in ISO 20400.

About Shaun McCarthy

Shaun McCarthy OBE is a Director of Action Sustainability. He is Chair of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, a collaborative initiative in the UK construction and built environment industry to increase the sustainability competence of the supply chain. He was Chair of the independent Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 Olympics and is the UK’s representative on the ISO committee that is developing the new international standard for sustainable procurement - ISO 20400.  In addition to this, Shaun is Board advisor to Tarmac where he acts as sustainability expert advisor to the quarrying and manufacturing business.  Prior to Action Sustainability, Shaun spent 11 years as a senior procurement manager for BAA PLC and he is also a fully qualified procurement and environmental management professional, holding MCIPS and MIEMA qualifications

Register your interest

Attendance numbers are limited so please register your interest ASAP by contacting the relevant contact below.
Birmingham 10th November
Robert Turner, Business Director, Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain.
Robert Turner
T: 0121 230 9358
M: 07818581841
London 17th November
Lee Purchase, Business Manager, Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain.
Lee Purchase
T: 0207 269 2437
M: 07919692306