Upcoming webinar – Maximizing value in Sustainable Procurement: Solvay’s strategy for ensuring buyer adoption and success

March 31, 2017 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

Wednesday, April 12th – 10AM EDT/ 3PM BST/ 4PM CEST

EcoVadis welcomes client Solvay, in partnership with Procurement Leaders  to bring you this webinar:

“Maximizing value in sustainable procurement: Solvay’s strategy for ensuring buyer adoption and success”

If procurement is going to take control of CSR, it has to move from reactive, fire-fighting measures to driving value and countering risk across the organisation. Leadership in environmental and social issues in the supply chain means changing the way your business selects and manages suppliers and making sure that Procurement teams aren’t just ticking a box but have embedded the CSR strategy into the procurement function.

To realize the full value-creation opportunity of their sustainable procurement program — not only mitigating risk but driving innovative partnerships with suppliers — Solvay knew they had to embed the initiative in the roles, activities and minds of their Procurement team.

With purchases of 8 billion Euros worth of products and services worldwide, a hybrid structure with Global Business Units managing strategic categories, and a recent acquisition, Solvay started to facing more complex Supply Chain related challenges, and needed a robust change management program.

Join us to hear from Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-CEO, EcoVadis, and Albert Glissenaar, Purchasing Process and Quality Manager, Solvay, their perspectives on how to ensure buyer adoption and success within a Sustainable Procurement Program. This session will cover such topics as:

  • The main challenges for organisations looking to be truly pro-active and leading in the CSR standards in their supply chain
  • Ways to adapt supplier management to more carefully understand performance and risk deep in the supply base
  • Tactics to overcome resistance internally and get the people pressing the buttons to have the information they need to make


Welcome to this session!


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