Towards more responsible purchasing practices within global supply chains

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The RESPECT vocational training content aims to help key stakeholders drive change in the way purchasing practices are implemented and are impacting workplace standards.

A special focus is made on building the capacity of suppliers to be better equipped to overcome some of their challenges. However, the following training modules can also be used by buyers, either to build capacity of their own staff or for their suppliers.

The RESPECT training material will drive supply chain actors through purchasing practices concerns and provide them tools to have a better impact on workplace standards, especially through an improved communication with key stakeholders.

The training material for suppliers is divided into 7 modules:

> Modules 3 to 5 are focused on the identification of root causes that can jeopardize competitiveness and/or ability to implement CSR. Tools for self-diagnosis and problem solving are provided to help learners find tailor made solutions.


> Modules 6 & 7 are dedicated to the improvement of suppliers' communication/negotiation skills toward buyers and other stakeholders of the supply chain, such as consumers.
The training material is available on this page to the registered members of the RESPECT website.

A one-day and a two-day training packages are available on request.

These tools were tested during two pilot trainings with suppliers in Bulgaria, Kardzhali, 4-5 April 2013, and Turkey, Istanbul, 25-26 April 2013. They were also presented to buyers in a workshop organized in Istanbul in September 2013. The RESPECT training material is meant to be fed and continuously improved through input from concerned stakeholders.

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Interview in English of a participant at the training for Suppliers in Kardjali, 5-6 April 2013. Age and BILSP produced that video after the training.

video is also available to members of the RESPECT community for download at:
video - RESPECT Bulgaria - interview participant in English - mp4 (52.22 MB)

 

 

Interview in Bulgarian of the CEO of Modak ltd, a participant at the training for Suppliers in Kardjali, 5-6 April 2013. Age and BILSP produced that video after the training.

video is also available to members of the RESPECT community for download at: 
video - RESPECT Bulgaria interview CEO Modak in Bulgarian - mp4 (130.33 MB)

 

 

This video deals with e-reputation and the power of communication on responsible practices and the power of the various stakeholders in a supply chain to make buyers enforcing socially responsible practices.
HEG Geneva produced that video on a complimentary basis to the European Leonardo da Vinci project RESPECT. RESPECT is a vocational education and training project for more responsible purchasing practices in global supply chains.

video is also available to members of the RESPECT community for download at:
video - e-Reputation- and Communication by HEG Genève for RESPECT - mp4 (293.66 MB)