The NSPR was announced on 11 July 2019 in Singapore at an annual procurement profession conference, with founding members DBS, Mandai Park Holdings, Singtel and StarHub. Our current members are:
National initiatives on process or specific industries or spend categories
Working group meetings and events
Member’s own projects that provide examples for validation
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SG Sustainable Procurement Forum to be held on 10 November 2020
The NSPR is pleased to announce that we will host our inaugural SG Sustainable Procurement Forum on 10 November 2020. Originally intended to be a physical gathering of sustainability and procurement practitioners based in Singapore, we have decided to hold a free virtual event to benefit practitioners of all levels. This will be the biggest corporate sustainable procurement event in Singapore, delivering relevant insights and practical ideas on the hottest topics in sustainable procurement.
We are delighted to have Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment joining us to deliver the keynote address at the forum. Together, we expect over 15 distinguished speakers from Accor, CBRE, DBS, DHL, ENGIE, HP, Mandai Park Holdings, MSIG, INSEAD, SAP, Sodexo, The Food Bank Singapore and Zero Waste SG.
RSVP by 6 November 2020 on a first-come-first-serve basis, please register here or scan the QR code.
ENGIE and INSEAD join the NSPR
The NSPR welcomes two new members joining the movement.
• ENGIE. ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE’s purpose is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions, reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. ENGIE relies on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to customers. ENGIE has been present in Singapore since 1979, notably through ENGIE Services Singapore and is an active player in facilities management, power generation, district cooling, energy-efficient data centres and renewable energy. ENGIE established its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore in 2019 with a focus to grow its footprint in this region.
• INSEAD. INSEAD is a top-tier business school that believes in forging responsible and analytical leaders that create value for their organisations and society. INSEAD’s Asia Campus in Singapore set up in 1999 was a pioneer in ‘creating a bridge between Asia and the rest of the world’. INSEAD already publishes extensively on topics such as environmental sustainability, gender diversity, social impact, etc. and plans to by 2023 increase the proportion of sustainability-related publications to 30%.
Including the three new members announced in July – Accor, MSIG and Ricoh, the NSPR is now backed by 12 leading organisations across a myriad of sectors.
“INSEAD is honoured to be joining the NSPR to continue the journey of continuous improvement in sustainability in Procurement. Sharing best practices and constantly benchmarking and innovating with peers is the only way to learn, progress and have a significant impact in the long run. We are looking forward to contribute and develop our own capabilities in Singapore and beyond.”
Anne-Gaëlle Gonet, Global Procurement Director, INSEAD Asia Campus
“The NSPR is extremely pleased to welcome global leaders ENGIE and INSEAD joining our sustainable procurement movement right here in Singapore. We believe that these new members, our first members respectively in the energy and academic sectors, will bring to the table exciting capabilities and collaboration opportunities to progress our national sustainable procurement agenda.”
Anthony Tan, Head of Secretariat, NSPR
“ENGIE is delighted to join the National Procurement Sustainable Roundtable. With the ambition to transition towards a carbon neutral world, we are proud to partner other NSPR members to share sustainable procurement best practices, build a sustainable and innovative supply chain and contribute to Singapore’s decarbonisation efforts and sustainability goals”
Christophe Soulas, Chief Procurement Officer, ENGIE Asia-Pacific
The NSPR adds three new members and outlines strategy to further embed sustainable procurement best practices in Singapore
NSPR today announced the addition of three industry leaders joining the movement,
With the strength of these new members across a myriad of industries, the NSPR has charted their strategy for 2020. The NSPR aims to:
To increase the knowledge of the procurement community, the NSPR has published three publications through members’ contributions. This was made possible through the passion and efforts of local practitioners that are already more advanced in their sustainable procurement journey. These are available to non-NSPR members upon request. The NSPR will also make available the following publications section on the NSPR website.
In April 2020, the NSPR held its first webinar to promote sustainable sourcing for food, hosted by food services and facilities management company Sodexo. During the event, Sodexo shared their responsible food sourcing practices including their overall framework, research on plant-based menus and Wastewatch – a new Sodexo programme to reduce food waste, among others. The event was well attended including participants from different organisations that were not NSPR members.
The NSPR will continue to push the sustainable procurement agenda for the rest of 2020 and beyond, with initiatives led by its various members.
“The current pandemic has showed us that Sustainable Procurement has an important role to play in this world. There are so many opportunities for us to collaborate to drive positive changes and re-engineer our supply chains to be more resilient against environmental and social shocks.”
– Donna Trowbridge, Chief Procurement Officer, DBS Group
“I believe this initiative is an incredible start to our circular economy journey. It is an important milestone and Ricoh is honoured to join like-minded organizations to share and collaborate business practices. Through sharing, and working together, we can develop ethical and sustainable procurement guidelines for everyone to ask questions and ultimately make informed procurement decisions, hopefully resulting in green procurement a norm in the economy.”
– Adrian Lim, Head of MD’s Office, Ricoh Singapore
“StarHub is honoured to be collaborating with like-minded companies to support sustainability efforts. Individually, all of us have a part to play in reducing the impact to the environment by driving sustainable initiatives in our procurement and supply chain management activities. However, it is only through leveraging our combined resources that we are able to accelerate a greater and more positive outcome for the environment.”
– Christopher Kwek, Head of Procurement, StarHub Ltd
The NSPR publications are corporate publications to guide organisations to be more sustainable in their procurement. This is made possible through the passion and efforts of local practitioners that are already more advanced in their sustainable procurement journey. The publications below are available to non-NSPR members upon request.
The procurement function is in a unique position to drive sustainable ou…
The procurement function is in a unique position to drive sustainable outcomes for businesses through embedding Circular Economy thinking in supply chains. Businesses can adopt a structured approach to retrain existing sourcing teams to take advantage of the Circular Economy opportunities to get value while managing risks. One proven way is to charter pilot projects starting from simple items and progressively move to ones with more complexities and impact, eventually integrating circularity into the operations and balanced scorecard.
Most people today recognise the environmental impact arisi…
Most people today recognise the environmental impact arising from the excessive use of plastics. Many companies have in the past few years, removed most of the bottled water consumption from their operations or retail points, stepped up sustainability efforts with increasing filtered tap water points and reusables options where practical. With new options emerging in the market, the current challenge for businesses is to identify suitable alternatives, with a fair understanding and consideration of the pros and cons of each alternative. This could include factors such as materials composition, packaging for delivery, water stress of origin countries, recyclability, etc. The considerations should take into account relevance to the organisation’s context.
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