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Expert Training for Procurement Managers

Through this training, you allow buyers to develop their full potential in protecting human rights. They will be able to confidently communicate key points in the Code of Conduct to suppliers and able to react appropriately to human rights violations.

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Comply with training requirements

The German Supply Chain Act requires companies to train "relevant departments".

We provide companies and participants with a training certificate upon completion, which they can add to the yearly reporting for the German Supply Chain Act.

Benefits

  • Buyers can confidently negotiate codes of conducts with the supplier

 

  • Buyers create clear expectations towards the supplier around human rights and labor standards expectations

  • Buyers are able to react more appropriately to human rights violations and support suppliers in the improvement process

  • Buying department is acquiring necessary skills to take on a central position and responsibility in protecting human rights

Course Features

Self-paced

Expert Support

Available in English and German

Learn on the go

"I feel now more confident about the principles in our supplier code of conduct. The training was a nice change to our daily procurement topics."

"Through the training, I now understand topics in our supplier code of conduct, such as child and forced labor, fair wages, equal treatment etc. much better and my awareness for them is greater."

"I have already been familiar with some of the topics and still learned new things, especially by applying the knowledge through the practical examples."

"I really liked the clear structure of the training. Also the mix of videos, text, and practical cases and independent work through the platform were useful for me."

Participants from Procurement Teams

What this training is all about

The training is a blended learning between our ETIKA Learning Platform and 3 LIVE Individual Workshops, complemented by case studies and practical examples through the Workbook.

3 live 2 hour workshops

5 modules on the ETIKA platform

Practical Workbook

Price: 350 EUR excl. VAT per participant

Topics we cover

In the training, we cover the main labor standards:

  • No Child & Forced Labor

  • Fair Wages & Decent Working Hours

  • Equal Treatment

  • Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining

We explain what the terms mean, what international requirements expect and how suppliers can implement them.

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Interested in a demo of the training?

Receive a 1-day-pass to the learning platform.

This way, you can see for yourself if the training is the right one for your buying department.

How this training came to life

Working for more than 9 years improving labor standards within supply chains of different companies and moderating over 50 CSR purchasing workshops, I noticed that buyers send out codes of conducts to their suppliers on a regular basis without really knowing much about the content.

Basically sending out a document that nobody really reads.

Buyers are not always trained enough to communicate principles, such as child or forced labor to suppliers and that they are often still not equipped to address labor rights or human rights violations with confidence.

This observation plus the new German Supply Chain Act, led to the creation of this training.  I am convinced that through a more conscious and equipped buying team, we can achieve small, yet powerful improvements.

I am excited to see more empowered and self-sufficient buying teams and am convinced this will have a positive impact on working conditions and the respect for human rights at the supplier level.
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