<![CDATA[Sustainable Procurement Limited - SPL Blog]]>Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:23:42 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Climate Change and Procurement]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2020 23:00:00 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/october-13th-2020SPL are supporting clients develop their approach to ‘Climate Change and Procurement’, enabling practical measures to support the transition to net zero.
Understanding why this is critical, what net zero means and the consequences of doing nothing is vital.
 
The EU Climate Action video highlights the changes already taking place in the climate and the stark reality facing Europe if we do nothing. It also emphasises what is possible if we keep temperature rise below 2 degrees C.

Direct risks facing procurement and supply are substantial; let alone the moral and economic imperative of taking action. We know what to do, but we need to do it now.]]>
<![CDATA[NHS Supplier? zero emission ready?]]>Sun, 04 Oct 2020 08:34:09 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/nhs-supplier-zero-emission-readyAre you geared up to help the NHS reach net zero emissions in its wider supply chain by 2045?
 
The NHS ambitions set out this week are very welcome - they will need hard work by those within the NHS and its supply chain. New technology, yes – but also new ways of thinking and doing  – it’s not about doing what you have always done but considering optimum alternatives, as well as looking forward. There are many climate health risks this goal seeks to manage but it also presents represents opportunities for proactive and forward thinking businesses, large or small.
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<![CDATA[procurex live 2020]]>Sat, 03 Oct 2020 17:05:03 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/procurex-live-2020Sustainable Procurement Limited are pleased to share that Director Philip Duddell will be contributing to Procurex Live this year with a session on building capability to mobilise procurement in the transition to net zero emissions.
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<![CDATA[UK nhs THE FIRST TO COMMIT to CARBON NET ZERO]]>Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:45:27 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/uk-nhs-the-first-to-commit-to-carbon-net-zeroYet another reason to be proud of our NHS. The UK NHS is the world's first national health service to commit to working to achieve 'Carbon Net Zero'. The commitment has been made in response to the growing evidence of the health impacts of climate change and air pollution. 
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<![CDATA[social value via public procurement]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:22:37 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/september-25th-2020Earlier today the UK Government announced it has introduced new measures that will ensure the social impact of suppliers is assessed through the public procurement process. From 1st January 2021 suppliers looking to win public procurement contracts must set out how they will deliver on a variety of social value priorities.
Read more on the planned changes here.
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<![CDATA[illegal deforestation - supply chains]]>Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:33:31 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/august-25th-2020
Following the establishment of an independent taskforce, the Global Resource Initiative, set up in 2019 to implement “green” international supply chains, the UK Government has announced plans for a new law to stop illegal deforestation and protect rain forests by cleaning up the UK’s supply chains. 
The law would prohibit larger UK operating businesses from using products grown on land that was deforested illegally, and impose fines if due diligence on supply chains had not been carried out, including the publishing of the source and legality of key commodities.

Read more here...
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<![CDATA[ZWS Circular Procurement ANNIMATION]]>Fri, 21 Aug 2020 15:55:05 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/zws-circular-procurement-annimationMade with input from SPL, Zero Waste Scotland has launched an animation on #CircularProcurement. Highlighting climate emergency challenges and issues around linear procurement, the video shows how embedding circularity benefits buyers, suppliers communities and the environment:
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<![CDATA[July 16th, 2020]]>Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:05:05 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/july-16th-2020
The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report ranks biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse as one of the top five threats humanity will face in the next ten years. Their research proves that over half the world’s total GDP – is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services. Nature loss matters for businesses through impacts on operations, supply chains, and markets. Tackling the global nature crisis could create 400m jobs and $10tn (£8tn) in business value each year by 2030.

Read more and download the report from here
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<![CDATA[POST-COVID CIRCULAR RECOVERY]]>Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:38:28 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/post-covid-circular-recoveryPicture
WRAP has released advice on building a stronger economy post COVID, harnessing the circular economy, which has the potential to create up to half a million new jobs.

Read more here.

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<![CDATA[the circularity gap]]>Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:35:25 GMThttps://sustainableprocurement.eu.com/spl_blog/the-circularity-gapLiving within the means of the Earth's resources is a global concern, leading to a focus on the circular economy, reducing the reliance on virgin raw materials. A study by the European Commission quantifies the amount of material that is not being recycled but could be — known as the ‘Circularity Gap’.
Read more here.]]>