About the webinar
How to engage suppliers in carbon and environmental impact reduction?
For many organisations, supply chain-related emissions are among the largest source of emissions, and the most challenging to reduce. Implementing widespread decarbonisation initiatives throughout supply chains is critical to achieving ambitious decarbonisation targets and reducing the environmental impact across the supply chain.
This webinar presented different approaches of engaging with suppliers to achieve ambitious climate and sustainability targets, and also highlighted the importance of supplier engagement in any strategy to address procurement-related carbon and environmental impacts.
- Phoebe Bridges, Account Manager, CDP, showcased the importance of supplier engagement based on CDP data, and provided an overview of different approaches that CDP members employ.
- Marcus McKay, Head of Sustainable Supply Chains, UNOPS, presented the UNOPS Supplier Sustainability Programme, the organisation’s unique approach to collaboratively engaging with suppliers towards managing and advancing sustainability in the supply chain.
- Sarah Ouanhnon, Head of Net Zero Delivery and Partnerships, NHS England, provided insights into how the NHS implements its net zero commitment across supply chains through the NHS Net Zero Supplier Roadmap.
The presentations were followed by a Q&A session where we explored further with the panellists the challenges and opportunities of working with suppliers to reduce the procurement-related carbon and environmental footprint, both in local and international supply chains.
When and where?
📆 January 18, 2024 (Thursday) | 1.00 – 2.30 pm (CET Geneva time)
🇬🇧 Language: this webinar was held in English and translated simultaneously into French.
- Phoebe Bridges, Account Manager, CDP
CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Phoebe Bridges is an Account Manager at CDP and has extensive experience in supply chain engagement. Working across a multitude of sectors, Phoebe supports and enables organisations to cascade action throughout their value chains to reduce their Scope 3 emissions and mitigate environmental impact.
Explore the CDP website here
- Sarah Ouanhnon, Head of Net Zero Delivery and Partnerships, Greener NHS Programme, NHS England
Sarah Ouanhnon leads the delivery of the NHS net zero commitment across Supply Chain and Medicines. Her recent work includes the implementation of the NHS policy for high quality low carbon respiratory care, the development and implementation of the NHS Net Zero Supplier Roadmap, outlining requirements of NHS suppliers for the next ten years and the collaboration with the WHO and other healthcare systems to accelerate the decarbonisation of global healthcare supply chains. Sarah has 10 years of experience in managing large-scale change programmes in primary, acute and community care, as well as across systems.
Discover the NHS Net Zero Supplier Roadmap here
- Marcus McKay, Head of Sustainable Supply Chains, UNOPS
Marcus McKay supervises the Sustainable Supply Chains team, which supports the organisation in enhancing its commitment to sustainable procurement and the sustainable approach to project implementation. He and his team focus on the development of policy, procedures, guidance, capacity development and reporting across the organisation. He successfully led the development and implementation of the UNOPS Supplier Sustainability Programme (DRiVE), the organisation’s unique approach to collaboratively engaging with suppliers towards managing and advancing sustainability in the supply chain. Additionally, he oversaw the development of enhancements in the UNOPS Sustainable Procurement Framework. As well as enabling the organisations’ strong commitment to sustainable procurement, the team coordinates the programmes dedicated to supplier sustainability, diversity and inclusion and supplier capacity development.
Explore UNOPS’ website here
Missed the webinar? Watch the recording below or watch it directly on our YouTube channel!
Watch the replay
To go further
How is the British NHS bringing suppliers on its net-zero journey?Read more here
Download the presentation
Download the presentationDownload
Webinar – Procurement of pharmaceuticals: How can buyers make more sustainable choices?
Webinar – How to widely deploy and make solar energy last in the international aid and health sector?
Webinar – White, green or double roof – What roofing options to reduce energy consumption?
Webinar – Which partnerships, services and expertise to develop to deploy solar energy widely?
Cover photo © Mika Baumeister/Unsplash