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SUstainability & ESG

ESG is hot on every board agenda and will only get hotter in the coming years. Our industry has historically focused well on the environmental piece and is predominantly good at the governance piece but needs to improve in the social value area. 

Currently all companies are reinventing wheels. Buyers writing their own due diligence questionnaires for all suppliers to fill in. Suppliers having to fill in a multitude of different questionnaires for all their customers. We believe holding one verified industry common view is needed – but this view needs to represent the characteristics of the global technology and business services industry – we are a people industry and as such, in addition to key metrics such as carbon emissions, green data centres, etc we should have a strong focus on softer metrics to include: inclusion and diversity in the workforce; supplier diversity; responsible automation; impact sourcing; fair price for livelihoods and other social values.

The GSA is in the process of developing the Service Provider Sustainability Maturity Assessment. We already have broad support by buyers and services providers and our assessment will not be a name and shame index, instead it will be an index for best performers to promote themselves but for poorer performers to learn from so the industry as a whole can improve.

Regardless of the Index progressing, we will be promoting huge amounts of best practice in this space to help this industry improve, including a repository for Tech4good examples to improve Social value performance.

We are also investigating the concept of setting targets for the industry as a whole to reach net zero ahead of deadline. With regards to impact sourcing, we will continue to work with the GT&BSC on globally measuring performance against improvement targets.

To be a part of the GSA's ESG agenda, drop an email to admin@gsa-uk.com.

ESG EVENTS

ESG Adoption

Hemant Puthli, Managing Director and Partner at Neo Group

Marcia Balisciano, Global Head of ESG and Corporate Responsibility at RELX

Becky Clissmann, Managing Director at The Chancery Lane Project

Kerry Hallard, CEO at the GSA

In this webinar, Kerry shared the latest on the Service Provider Sustainability Maturity Assessment and Hemant shared more on the ESG Adoption Survey. We we’re joined by panellists Marcia and Becky who shared more on the standard ESG clauses that should be going into every contract.

GSA Festival of Sourcing 2022: Launch Announcement for the GSA Service Provider Sustainability Maturity Assessment

Kerry Hallard, CEO of the GSA

Hemant Puthli, Managing Director and Partner at Neo Group


What is the GSA doing for the ESG agenda?



GSA Festival of Sourcing 2022: Sustainability Survey Results

Hemant Puthli, Managing Director and Partner at Neo Group

GSA Festival of Sourcing 2022: An ESG Journey

Marcia Balisciano, Global Head of ESG and Corporate Responsibility at RELX


The trails and tribulations of acheiving best practice



GSA Strategic Sourcing Symposium: ESG

Marcia Balisciano, Global Head of ESG and Corporate Responsibility at RELX

Anne Todd, Partner at Michelmores LLP

Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting

Kerry Hallard, CEO at the GSA



GSA Festival of Sourcing 2021: Tech for Good

Eleanor Thompson, Alliance Manager at Fivetran and GSA Council Member

Matt Juden-Bloomfield, Head of Automation and IT Transformation and Global for Good Lead at Blue Prism

James Gough, VP EMEA at Infinate Lambda

Technology must be a catalyst for great social change. Technology was a vital tool for business survival throughout the pandemic and today every business must see itself as a technology business. As such, we need to be more intentional about the use of tech in tackling the world's pressing social and environmental challenges.

ESG Interviews

SourcingTV: Tara McGeehan, President of UK and Australia Operations at CGI speaking on Sustainability Targets

Kerry Hallard, CEO of the GSA, spoke to Tara McGeehan, President of UK & Australia Operations at CGI on CGI’s inspirational ongoing sustainability program and how they plan to achieve the ambitious target of reaching net zero and nature positive status in the UK by 2026 and globally by 2030. 

SourcingTV: Hanae Chino, Group ESG Strategy Director at Webhelp speaking on Impact Sourcing

Webhelp recently won Social Programme of the Year at the 2022 GSA UK Awards for their Impact Sourcing Programme. Hanae shares how the programme has been developed, how targets are set around hiring impact workers, which geographies impact workers are hired from and why impact sourcing is not just the right thing to do but can deliver significant business benefits.


SourcingTV: Jehan Perinpanayagam, CEO at Infomate speaking on Impact Sourcing

Kerry speaks to Jehan, based in Sri Lanka, who shares how implementing an impact sourcing programme has given great opportunity to people in the rural areas of Sri Lanka and how it has had such a positive impact on Infomate, lowering attrition and tackling the lack of talent, as well as having an incredible positive social impact. Jehan explains why everyone should consider impact sourcing and how to do so.


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