CIPS L4M4 Ethical and Responsible Sourcing 

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Online

Training type

Course Duration

9 Days

About the Program

On completion of this module, learners will be able to explain the options and associated processes available for sourcing with external suppliers. They will also examine the legal and ethical impact and the implications of corporate social responsibility, on the final sourcing decision.

Module aim

In any organisation, a significant element of procurement and supply activity is based around decisions to internally conduct activity or to source from an external supplier. Hence, the selection of the correct external suppliers is a vital contributor to overall organisational success. This module enables personnel with roles in procurement and supply to formulate selection criteria and sourcing strategies to ensure that the organisation will make the correct choice of external suppliers. It explains options for sourcing, and examines the key processes that can be applied to the analysis of potential external suppliers and to ensure the development of ethically and socially responsible sourcing agreements.

CIPS membership is a major training requirement, and training is provided in English only

Course Content

  • Understand options for sourcing requirements from suppliers

  •  Understand the key processes that can be applied to the analysis of potential external suppliers

  • Understand compliance issues when sourcing from suppliers

  • Understand ethical and responsible sourcing