Pfizer among new champions of Sustainable Procurement Pledge

Pfizer, BAE, and SAP Ferrero are among the latest companies to join the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) following World Sustainable Procurement Day

The third annual event empowers procurement professionals to come together and collaborate for the good of people and planet.

Industry leaders; Pfizer, BAE, SAP Ferrero, GEP, S&P Global, HALEON, Takeda, and DP World, all made the pledge and joined the champions program, which SPP labelled as an “extraordinary leap forward.” 

They all join the prestigious ranks of companies who make up the Sustainable Procurement Pledge Champions Program. Not only are the Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) of these companies personally committing to sustainable procurement practices by getting actively involved, these companies are also contributing to the global movement as donors.

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (Credit: The Sustainable Procurement Pledge)

What is the pledge?

The SPP beckons companies of all sizes and sectors to embrace sustainability as a fundamental tenet of their operations. Through collaboration and knowledge-sharing, it aims to sculpt a sustainable future that transcends borders and spans generations.

Bertrand Conquéret, SPP Co-Founder, says: “I’m exhilarated by the exponential growth of the SPP community since we embarked on this journey in 2019.

“It’s a testament to the unwavering dedication of passionate individuals and companies rallying behind our vision. Yet, as we hurtle towards 2030, the need for rapid action intensifies. Let’s shatter barriers and drive change at breakneck speed. Together, we can make sustainable procurement a reality for generations to come.”

Sustainable Procurement Pledge Champions Program

The SPP League of Champions embodies radical collaboration, uniting industry giants to craft actionable solutions for sustainable procurement. It empowers procurement professionals worldwide on their journey towards responsible sourcing, effecting meaningful global change.

“We’re elated to welcome our newest champions,” adds Mélissa de Roquebrune, SPP Executive Director.

“The generous contributions these companies are making empower us to accelerate our mission, empowering procurement professionals worldwide to integrate sustainability seamlessly into their work. We are building a safe space, for procurement, by procurement.”

The CPOs as participants of the SPP League of Champions, and a member of their team as part of the Transformational Panel, convene regularly to exchange insights, address shared challenges and discuss best practice solutions to be shared with the whole SPP global community as seen with “THE GUIDE”, fostering transparency and advancing sustainable procurement practices on a global scale.

The new champions

The companies who committed to the pledge spoke after stepping forward.

Sirsij Peshin, Pfizer CPO, said: “Pfizer has been committed to environmental sustainability for over twenty years.

“This commitment includes decarbonising our value chain, which will require fresh and innovative ways of partnering with suppliers. Partnering with Sustainable Procurement Pledge as a SPP Champion provides Pfizer access to enhanced collaboration with industry-leading organisations to drive best-in-class solutions.”

Neha Shah, President and Co-Founder, GEP (Credit: LinkedIn)

Neha Shah, President and Co-Founder, GEP, added: “With AI, we can now effectively track, measure, report, and accelerate the reduction of global supply chains’ environmental footprint and mitigate the worst of global warming.

“I’m delighted to participate in the SPP community providing tangible insights and tools, to advance sustainability.”

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