A global review of sustainable procurement
A report from the Times in the UK highlighting the woeful state of the construction sector. These systemic failures are a serious barrier to sustainable procurement.
A sustainable supply chain is largely determined by its suppliers. Consequently, the importance of long-term partnerships with suppliers for achieving sustainable development goals in global supply chains is steadily increasing.
Environmental degradation, air pollution and climate change are having devastating impacts in all parts of the world, with the greatest effect on vulnerable and low-income communities. The world is facing a climate emergency that threatens to undo decades of progress in global health. Climate change is exacerbating poverty and health inequality1 and slowing down the efforts of the global health community to realize universal health coverage.
Since our workshop at the IAPB Council of Members meeting in Dar es Salaam October 2019, and the drafting of this Guide, the world has changed unrecognizably. Most countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have either been through or are in lockdown as a response. Global air traffic has seen an unprecedented decline. And health systems across the world have diverted most of their resources to manage the outbreak, resulting in an almost universal suspension of crucial eye health services such as cataract surgeries and distribution of glasses.
In recognition of Earth Day, on April 22, 2021, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has declared a Climate Emergency and released a Call to Action for Environmentally Sustainable Practices in the Eye Health Sector.
This webinar looks at the law, policies, perceived problems and solutions to enable employers to attract disabled talent into their workforce.
A new model for public sector procurement (PPN 06/20) was launched this year requiring contracts to take into account community value as well as cost.