Adapting to Sustainable Procurement – A Guide for Suppliers

  • Event: Adapting to Sustainable Procurement – A Guide for Suppliers
  • Date: 08/03/2022
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Venue: Centre of Excellence, Ei Electronics, Shannon Industrial Estate, Shannon,
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Ireland has committed to halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050 at the latest. As stated in the Climate Action Plan 2021, ‘building sustainable, low-carbon, businesses is becoming increasingly imperative, not only from a social and environmental perspective, but also from a market competitive and financial one. Business models which are sustainable and focused on decarbonisation are crucial to long-term resilience.’

So, what is your company doing to reach net zero? If you are part of, or are seeking to be a part of a larger company’s supply chain, what additional measures will you have to put in place to meet their sustainability standards and requirements?

This event, which will focus on procurement standards, particularly the requirement to have strong sustainable practices embedded in product/service delivery, is aimed at micro and small businesses who see an opportunity to develop, or enhance, a business relationship with the many larger businesses in the Mid-West. 

Panel of Speakers:

Neil Cremin, CREMGreen and Lean Management Systems and Standards, will outline how businesses can evaluate the risks and opportunities posed by the challenges of Climate Change and Sustainability, often referred to as Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles, and build in measures to address these into their strategic planning over the next 5-10 years. 


Case Presentation 

How Ei Electronics is planning to attain its goal of being net zero by 2030.

With over 30 years of manufacturing excellence and volumes exceeding 15 million devices each year, ethical sourcing of materials and components from sustainable suppliers is core to Ei’s operations at its Shannon manufacturing facility. Sourcing over 1.5 billion components annually from suppliers worldwide for use in its products, the company has commenced an initiative the will see much closer engagement with its supply base to enable it deliver on its sustainable goals.

Hear from the Ei Electronics’ team how this will be achieved:

Mick Guinee, Chairman and Chief Executive

Peter Murphy – Strategic Business Development Manager

Bill Doran – Materials Manager

Eric Duignan – Commercial Product Manager


The time to prepare is now. Don’t get left behind due to lack of awareness of or preparedness for how the move towards a circular economy is impacting procurement.


This event is free of charge, but booking online is essential. 

Registration is from 8.30 am, event starts at 9.00 am