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Circular procurement to reduce costs and environmental impacts - in association with the Food and Drink Federation

Tue 18 Oct, 2022

Food and drink organisations are operating in a fast-moving sector. Governments are pulling organisations to comply with ambitious targets and strategies. Customers are pushing your teams to be more sustainable and responsible. Businesses can make a significant and positive impact simply by re-evaluating how they work with their supply chains.  

This webinar will outline how you can take practical steps to adopt circular procurement practices in your operations. This will lead to greater supply chain resilience, protection from changing legislation (and fluctuating costs), reduced environmental impacts and improved social benefits.

The 1-hour webinar covers the following topics with questions / discussion at the end: 

  • An introduction to procurement law:
    • Key procurement law
  • What is the Circular Economy?
    • An introduction to the circular economy
    • The principles of a circular economy
    • What a circular economy looks like in practice
  • Bringing circularity into your procurement processes
    • Implementing circularity across your procurement processes; from supplier assessment to tender evaluation
    • Supplier assessment opportunities
    • ITT / Contract clauses for consideration
    • Evaluation and weighting suggestions
    • Case studies where organisations have benefitted from circular procurement

Date & time

18th October 2022

1pm - 2pm (BST)


About the presenter

James Martin, Associate Consultant, SLR

James is a Circular Economy Associate with 13 years’ experience supporting public and private sector clients to adopt circular practices. James has acted as Technical Advisor across a wide range of procurement exercises. He has supported high profile clients to assess their suppliers and complete full procurement exercises to maximise social and environmental benefits.  


Who should attend?

Food and drink sector organisations, and individuals with an interest in, or responsibility for procurement or sustainability. 


Registration & fees

This webinar is being run in association with the Food and Drink Federation. It is free to attend.