Places for People Responsible Supply Chain Management


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  • Suggested prompts: Outline key points from Places for People approach to CR – themes from Corporate Responsibility Report 2007. Issues and challenges for the organisation.
  • Description of the issues above... Why are these important to Places for People? What Places for People are doing themselves to address the issues? What does this mean for suppliers? What information do suppliers need to be reporting?
  • Context to the day and how Places for People are addressing this holistically. Communicate key points from the policy and how Places for People want to work collaboratively with suppliers going forward
  • Context to the day and how Places for People are addressing this holistically. Communicate key points from the policy and how Places for People want to work collaboratively with suppliers going forward
  • Places for People Responsible Supply Chain Management

    1. 1. Our Approach to a SociallyResponsible and Sustainable Supply Chain Katy Mills Group Head of Procurement Places for People
    2. 2. Our Journey so far…..• Who we are?• What is Responsible Supply Chain Management (RSCM) to us?• What is our Business Case to make RSCM changes?• Our approach to supply chain management• Outcomes• Where are we headed now?
    3. 3. Places for People - Who weare?“We are working to provide aspirationalhomes and inspirational places. We dothis by creating new communities and bytransforming existing neighbourhoods intovibrant and popular areas for people tolive and prosper.”
    4. 4. What is RSCM to us?• A very wide ranging topic – UK wide corporate confusion and ignorance• Socially orientated company• What good practice were we already doing?• CR Steering Group – multi functional• CR Index - Platinum• BITC framework – marketplace, workplace, environment & community• Social, environmental and economical Issues
    5. 5. The Business Case for Us •Impact on our local communities or local supply chainReputation (we work in over 230 local authority areas)Legislation •Public procurement, environmental, health & safetyBusiness Requirements •Select more efficient product / reduce consumption •Ethical and environmental innovations leading to newInnovation revenue streams •Being at the forefront of our sector by workingCompetitive advantage collaboratively with our suppliers •More and more Funders are integrating CR in theirInvestment & Funding decision process (Cooperative Bank)
    6. 6. Our initial key priorities in thesupply chain• Equality and Diversity • Improving Customer Service • Mainstreaming • Contractor Health Checks• Local Procurement • Sustainable communities, SMEs and apprenticeships• Environmental issues • Environmental management • Carbon emissions (10% reduction) • May Day Pledge• Prompt Payment • Paying all suppliers promptly >70% (81), mixed solutions
    7. 7. Approach to responsible supply chain management• Enhanced Group Procurement Strategy• New Sustainable Procurement policy• Integrating it through the tendering process• Meet the buyer events• Tenders online• Key Suppliers all undertake a Sustainability Workshop• Formal Biannual reviews incorporating CSR criteria• Financial Viability checker• CHAS and Constructionline accreditation• My Tenders• Self-serve payment enquiries
    8. 8. Approach to responsible supply chain management• Adopting electronic Procure to Pay system (15% online)• Targeted Recruitment & training objectives• Contractual CSR Key Performance Indicators e.g. Community Involvement targets• Customer Involvement in procurement – accessability, training, product days• Local Sourcing Kit• Localism – greater lotting• E-auctions – to drive transparent competition• Supplier first touch signposting – supplier portal, standardised reponses to cold calls, groupwide register
    9. 9. Supplier Workshops• Supplier Risk Mapping• 3 priority suppliers identified – Fleet provider and Car Manufacturer – Painting Contractor and Paint supplier – Window Installer and Window Manufacturer• Supplier’s key CR issues?• What was the supplier doing already?• What areas are there for improvement separately and through working together?
    10. 10. Outcomes• >40 apprenticeships• Boiler Climate Care programme• Increased recycled plastic profile – 14000 windows• Increased Community Involvement• MPG Challenge – driver awareness• Insulation programme• Eco friendly Van trials• Committed to Prompt Payment Code
    11. 11. What we need to do now? Further integrate RSCM into day to day procurement activity and supplier targets Establish RSCM benchmarking opportunities to improve supplier’s CSR performance Continue to develop and set clear RSCM questions and requirements in tender documentation Take opportunities to enhance data collection around RSCM objectives with suppliers Ensure all requirements surpass the Social Value Act obligationsTo be launched 2012/13 Better use of MSD UK / WeConnect Annual Executive Supplier Innovation Forum Supplier Code of Conduct
    12. 12. Questions ?