This is the eBook version of the study guide for the core module Ethical Procurement and Supply (L3M2) which forms part of the CIPS Level 3 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations qualification.
The significant impact on reputation and customer perception mean that ethics and responsible procurement should be at the heart of all organisational procurement and supply activity. A successful organisation will strive to add value at every stage of its operations and will seek ways to measure and improve performance. This module is designed for those responsible for the application of ethical codes of conduct on the procurement and supply operation and who are expected to know how to address potential conflicts of interest. They must also define tasks associated with each stage of the sourcing process and identify the techniques available to achieve added value, recognising how operational performance can be measured and improved.