Modern Slavery and Supply Chain Transparency

Sustainable Supply Chains – Tackling Modern Slavery in Wales with Supply Chain Transparency Stuart Davies Founder & Owner of Sustainable Supply Chains Ltd                                                      10th April 2017 The abolition of slavery in the nineteenth century suppressed this barbaric trade in one form. However, the twenty-first century has its own versions, forced labour, human trafficking, sexual exploitation – all involve enslavement and exploitation and all are alive and well. One of the challenges in tackling the practice is its existence in supply chains. In an increasingly interconnected world it is difficult to know whether a product or service is, in some indirect way, […]

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SOCIAL VALUE DUTY NEGLECTED BY 66% OF COUNCILS

SOCIAL VALUE DUTY NEGLECTED BY 66% OF COUNCILS Stuart Davies, Founder & Director of Sustainable Supply Chains Limited 14 June 2016 Two in every three councils do not routinely consider social value in their procurement and commissioning decision making, despite their duty to do so. Only 1/3 of councils in England consistently consider social value in their procurement and commissioning decision making despite their duty under the Public Services (Social Value Act) to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the area. Latest findings from a series of freedom of […]

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CABINET OFFICE SOCIAL VALUE AWARDS

CABINET OFFICE SOCIAL VALUE AWARDS Stuart Davies, Founder & Director of Sustainable Supply Chains Limited Sustainable Supply Chains were very excited about the nominations for the Cabinet Office Social Value Awards which aimed to recognise and celebrate good practice in commissioning and providing social value. We supported two of our clients in the 18 months prior to the awards and played a large part in the work done by both Liverpool City Council and DPC. There were four categories of award Social Value Leadership Award for an Organisation Social Value Leadership Award for an Individual Promoting and Mainstreaming the Social […]

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Cost Analytics Programme

The Cash Recovery programme is FREE and NO RISK to you Stuart Davies, Founder & Director of Sustainable Supply Chains Limited   Not much is free in life, unless there is a catch of course, well there is no catch here and we can recover you 1% of your invoice spend going back over the last 5 years. “Now this is not the time to stop reading and press the delete button because you haven’t heard this before because part of this offer is unique to us”   Yes there are companies out there who do this type of work, we […]

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Measuring and Reporting on Social Value

Measuring and reporting on Social Value is a little like how long is a piece of string in that it depends how long you want the piece of string to be. Stuart Davies, Founder & Director of Sustainable Supply Chains Limited Social Value is becoming a bit of a buzz word or should I say words in recent time with more and more people and organisations taking an interest. That interest differs greatly with some taking the time to embed social value into their processes and other basically cutting and pasting someone else’s policy and posting it on their website, […]

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DELIVERING SOCIAL VALUE IN PROCUREMENT

DELIVERING SOCIAL VALUE IN PROCUREMENT  Stuart Davies, Founder & Director of Sustainable Supply Chains  Last year the Government increased its commitment to delivering social value by setting out a target of 33% of all public sector procurement to be delivered by SME’s by 2020, now if this is achieved and I say if, it could deliver an additional £3 billion of annual benefits to SMEs across a range of categories and service areas from construction to health and from ICT to social care. Now according to The Federation of Small Business, there are nearly 5.4 million SME’s in the United Kingdom with […]

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SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS WIN CABINET OFFICE FUNDING

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS WIN CABINET OFFICE FUNDING

Cabinet Office announce funding for eight Social Value projects  Cabinet Office has announced funding for eight projects around the country to help them improve the way they measure their social, economic and environmental impact as part of the Social Value Act. The funding of almost £30,000 will help those who commission public services  to measure the added economic, social and environmental benefits to their local area. Recipients include Sustainable Supply Chains, Social Value Portal, Social Enterprise UK and The Prince’s Trust. This announcement is part of a body of work which builds on recommendations laid out by Lord Young in February […]

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