Mapping your supply chain and identifying risks is the key to mitigating threats from bugs such as salmonella and listeria, says the Food and Drink Federation.
The transport services provider is to invest in people, training and development and systems over the next three years as it looks to transform its purchasing strategy in mainland Europe under new procurement director David Loseby.
Cost-cutting has dropped down the priority list for buyers and been replaced with increasing procurement's influence on the business, according to The Hackett Group.
Inspectors plan to check the safety of 1,500 garment factories in Bangladesh following the deaths of more than 1,100 workers in the Rana Plaza disaster in April 2013.
The Welsh Government said that Welsh contractors now win three quarters of all major construction awards through sell2wales, an online public sector procurement portal, compared with around 30 per cent in 2010-11.
“We have recognised that even though we have already implemented a 100 per cent certified supply of palm oil, this is not enough,” said Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer at Mars.
In an exclusive interview with Supply Management, Cherie Blair said corporate buyers are in a strong position to tackle the issue of modern-day slavery and drive improvement to make a positive difference.
“We are in danger of creating a shadow state that’s neither transparent or accountable to Parliament or the public," said Margaret Hodge, chairman of the Public Accounts Select Committee.
“The one profession that can make the most profound difference through the decisions that we make and the suppliers we give our business to is us,” CIPS president Craig Lardner told the CIPS Annual Dinner.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling says payment of £108.9 million from G4S "recovers in full the money owed to the taxpayer".
In a wide-ranging critique of local government procurement, the Communities and Local Government Committee said councils could save £1.8 billion by collaborating more, but did not support centralising the function.