EUKN – European Urban Knowledge Network – RESPIRO Conference on Socially Responsible Procurement – Lille, 3-4 December 2007
RESPIRO Conference on Socially Responsible Procurement – Lille, 3-4 December 2007
The RESPIRO Conference is the final Conference of the EU-funded RESPIRO project, and is linked to Procura , ICLEI’s European Campaign on Sustainable Procurement, and hosts a EUROCITIES seminar on responsible procurement. It aims to increase the inclusion of social requirements in public and private sector purchasing activities through encouraging an exchange of experiences between public and private sector procurers and suppliers.
The issue of socially responsible procurement SRP, and Corporate Social Responsibility CSR will be addressed in two important sectors:
Construction – As Europe’s largest industrial employer, efforts to promote CSR principles – e.g. healthy and safe working conditions, using sustainable building materials and excluding the use of child labour – can have a significant impact on many people.
Textiles and Clothing – A sector under high pressure from global competition where CSR principles such as quality employment can help to profile European industry and improve the conditions of millions of workers.
The Conference is linked to Procura , ICLEI’s European Campaign on Sustainable Procurement, and hosts a EUROCITIES seminar on responsible procurement.
For more information and to register, please visit the conference website