Circular Procurement to reduce costs and environmental impacts

18 October 2022

Food and drink organisations are operating in a fast-moving sector and face pressures from all sides. Governments are pulling them to comply with ambitious targets and strategies; customers are pushing them to be more sustainable and responsible. In this challenging environment, businesses can make a significant and positive impact simply by re-evaluating how they work with their supply chains.

This webinar will outline how you can take practical steps to adopt circular procurement practices in your operations. This will lead to greater supply chain resilience, resilience against evolving legislation (and fluctuating costs), reduced environmental impacts and improved social benefits.


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 Topics covered

The one-hour webinar covers the following topics, with questions / discussion at the end:

  • An overview of procurement law
  • What is the circular economy and why are we moving that way?
  • What is circular procurement
  • The circular procurement process 
    • Managing suppliers
    • Planning your circular procurement exercise
    • Circularity in your specification
    • Selecting suppliers
    • Managing your contract
    • Learning lessons
    • Best practice


Simon Gandy


Simon has been an environmental consultant for over 20 years, advising public and private clients on matters of waste management, the circular economy, sustainability and life cycle assessment (LCA). He has a broad knowledge of the circular economy and sustainability, developed through diverse project experience that has included a series of projects for the European Commission, building evidence bases for Green Public Procurement standards. As a technical director at SLR, he is increasingly looking to incorporate considerations around social value in his work for clients, including in their pursuit of more sustainable procurement practices.

Who should watch? 

  • Food and drink sector organisations
  • Individuals with an interest in procurement or sustainability.
Circular Procurement to reduce costs and environmental impacts