The Sustainable Procurement Pledge joins forces with two Nobel Peace Laureates to spotlight Social Procurement and tackle Child Labor


For two upcoming online events in January and February, SPP is partnering with Yunus Social Business, co-founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus and Nobel Peace Laureate and Acclaimed Child Rights Advocate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi.

Dusseldorf, January 24, 2022

The challenges and the pressure for organizations on sustainability and environmental and social responsibility in their supply chains are rising in locksteps. The climate crisis is more than ever affecting the people and communities all over the world, most of the time hitting the poorest or the smallest. While fighting climate change, businesses must ensure that current and future practices in their supply chains create a positive impact on people and communities.

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge is co-organizing two events to spotlight Social Procurement and how procurement can tackle child labor in global supply chains.

Social Procurement: Why & how it fits with sustainable sourcing strategies,
January 26, 2022, 4PM CET with Yunus Social Business and Wildhearts

Business has the power to end poverty. Yunus Social Business offers a dignified hand out of poverty to millions of people through Social Business – a model pioneered by their Co-Founder, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus. Representatives from Yunus will join the Founder & CEO Dr Mick Jackson of WildHearts, a portfolio of companies that, through their activities and profits, create global social change to discuss Social Procurement and why & how to integrate it into your responsible sourcing strategy. Speakers from Zurich Insurance Company Ltd and Linklaters, will join the conversation and share how they have implemented social business sourcing in their companies.

Register for free here.

How Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals can tackle Child Labor,
February 2, 2022, 3:30PM CET

Today, an estimated 160 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are victims of child labor globally. And the crisis continues to escalate. Children being forced to work in the world’s fields, factories and mines that power global supply chains is modern slavery. The human and child-rights activist Kailash Satyarthi who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with Malala Yousafzai for his outstanding role and engagement in saving more than 85,000 children from bonded labor and slavery will join  Neha Shah, President & Co-Founder, GEP and Thomas Udesen, Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer & Co-Founder of The Sustainable Procurement Pledge to discuss how procurement & supply chain professionals can support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to end child labor in all its forms by 2025.

Register for free here. 

About SPP

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) is an international grassroots and non-profit organization for procurement professionals, academics, and practitioners, driving awareness and knowledge on responsible sourcing practices and empowering people in procurement. With more than 6,000 committed ambassadors, SPP fosters the positive impact of procurement. The pledge is based on the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals and centers around five key principles of which the pledge comprises. These SPP principles set the frame and the tone for our way of collaboration and how we collectively drive and thrive towards our vision that all individuals acting within global supply chains across the world will apply Sustainable Procurement practices by 2030. Learn more at, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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