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8th Annual APRES Conference

1 November @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

Individual tickets are priced £195 +VAT.
Limited number of free places for CE members.
APRES members receive a 20% discount.
Email helpdesk@constructingexcellence.org.uk for discount codes.

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If not now, then when? Responsible Sourcing and Procurement for Infrastructure Projects 

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The 8th Annual APRES Conference takes a cross supply chain approach to best practice examples of responsible sourcing and procurement for infrastructure projects.

Attend to hear from clients of the leading national infrastructure projects:

– How they are following through on their commitments to promote sustainably sourced materials
– How responsible sourcing procurement and performance contributes to the raising of funding
– How responsible sourcing is delivered within a social value policy framework at group and product level

Learn from professional institutions, certification bodies and membership organisations, how they are:

– Embedding responsible sourcing in procurement qualifications and frameworks
– Providing an evidence base of responsible sourcing for certified infrastructure projects
– Demonstrating the economic, social and environmental value of responsible sourcing

Programme

09.00  Coffee and conference registration

09.25  Welcome – Jim McClelland, Event Chair, Professor Jacqui Glass, University College London

09.30  Embedding responsible procurement at scale

  • Keynote – Clare Marsden, Head of Defra Group Commercial
  • Darren White, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Thames Tideway – “Within a sustainability framework, how responsible sourcing procurement and performance contributes to the raising of a £450m green bond”
  • Tim Rudin, Head of Responsible Procurement at Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TFL)– “How responsible sourcing is delivered within the GLA social value policy framework and specifically at TFL”

10.30  Panel Q&A

10.50  Refreshment break

11.20  Facilitated Workshop

  • Sheena Donaldson, Knowledge Manager at CIPS – “Embedding responsible sourcing in procurement qualifications and frameworks”

12.30  Lunch

13.40  How responsible sourcing frameworks are being delivered

  • Dave Knight, Consultant for CARES – “Global traceability of metals, steel and reinforcing steels and the key procurement and responsible sourcing issues therein”
  • Neill Wilkins, Programme Manager at Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) – “Why responsible recruitment is key to preventing exploitation and delivering supply chain efficiency”
  • Ian Nicholson, Director at CEEQUAL – “Providing an evidence base of responsible sourcing for certified infrastructure projects”

14.40  Panel Q&A

15.00  Refreshment break

15.30  APRES’s role in the promotion of responsible sourcing 

  • Professor Jacqui Glass, University College London – “Where are we now? 10 years of responsible sourcing certification through the BES 6001 standard
  • Nigel Jones, Sustainable Products Team Lead, BRE – “The role of BES 6002, Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard, in supporting continuous improvement in responsible and ethical sourcing”
  • Alison Nicholl, Associate Director, Constructing Excellence – Sli.do insights from the Conference

16.30  Conference end and depart

Speakers

Clare Marsden

Head of Category Management, Defra Group
Clare Marsden

Head of Category Management, Defra Group

Sustainable business and supply chains lie at the heart of Clare’s approach to business delivery.  She’s also motivated by leading, inspiring and enabling people to perform brilliantly – teams and suppliers.

Darren White

Head of Environmental Sustainability, Tideway
Darren White

Head of Environmental Sustainability, Tideway

Darren has been working for the past eighteen years within the environmental sustainability management and Corporate Responsibility field of the construction industry on projects such as London 2012 Olympic Park and Village, HS2, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and restoration projects

Dave Knight

Sustainability Advisor to CARES
Dave Knight

Sustainability Advisor to CARES

Dave, an Environmental Technology Masters Graduate from Imperial College London, has spent over 20 years working internationally, across multiple industries to advance sustainable business practices.

Neill Wilkins

Programme Manager, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
Neill Wilkins

Programme Manager, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

Neill manages all aspects of the IHRB Migrant Workers programme and helped oversee the development of the Dhaka Principles for Migration With Dignity - a set of human rights based principles.

Tim Rudin

Head of Responsible Procurement, Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TFL)
Tim Rudin

Head of Responsible Procurement, Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TFL)

Tim Rudin has been working in the field of Responsible Procurement at Transport for London (TfL) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) for over twelve years. He is currently Head of the GLA Group Central Responsible Procurement Team.

Sheena Donaldson

Knowledge Manager, CIPS
Sheena Donaldson

Knowledge Manager, CIPS

Ian Nicholson

Director, CEEQUAL
Ian Nicholson

Director, CEEQUAL

Individual tickets are priced £195 +VAT.
Limited number of free places for CE members.
APRES members receive a 20% discount.
Email helpdesk@constructingexcellence.org.uk for discount codes.

REGISTER HERE

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Date:
1 November
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pinsent Mason
30 Crown Place, Earl Street
London, EC2A 4ES United Kingdom
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