Sustainable Supply Chains Network

IACCM Council Representatives
Network Leads


Worldwide trading relationships now have a greater opportunity to engage minority organisations in their commercial relationships that develop positive economic and social benefits, this is achieved through conscious and deliberate steps in the procurement and contract development.  This network will bring together people who want to exchange ideas and best practice, and those who want to understand how they can put in place social and sustainable practices in their organisation. 

The purpose of this network is to provide its members with insights into new trends and innovations in the development of social and sustainable procurement and contracting.  More emphasis is being placed on our social responsibility and commercial managers are often looking for guidance on how to engage meaningfully and ensure procurement and contracts drive sustainable practices through the life cycle of the commercial relationship.

The objectives will be met by sharing ideas/ best practice, discussing challenges, exploring new directions, developing data and metrics, initiating research and inviting experts to present on key topics related to these topics.

Meetings will be virtual (by phone or webinar) unless in specific cases there is an agreed wish to have physical meetings or workshops to develop specific initiatives.


Network Updates

IACCM Member Meeting - Singapore

This is a great opportunity for IACCM member, guests, and anyone in the Procurement, Contracting, and Commercial Management to network and hear the latest new from around the globe.Join IACCM Director, Member Services and Business Operations, Asia Pacific, Jennifer Jarrard at the next IACCM Member Meeting in Singapore.This event is open to all IACCM members, member’s guests, and anyone in the procurement, contracting, and commercial space, and is free to attend thanks to our hosts Eversheds Harry Elias LLP.Members are encouraged to bring along their key supplier partners, customers, and others in your organisation who would value learning more about improving trading relationships.Date: Wednesday 21 August 2019Host / Location: Eversheds Harry Elias LLP,  SGX Centre 2, #17-01, 4 Shenton Way, Singapore 068807The nearest MRT stations are Raffles Place MRT, Telok Ayer MRT and Downtown MRT.Attendees will need to bring an ID for registration at the security desk at the lobby.Agenda:9:00 – 9:30 am      Registration and light Networking Breakfast9:30 – 9:35 am      Welcome by Host9:35 – 9:50 am      Introductions and Updates on IACCM News and upcoming events – Jennifer Jarrard, Director, Member Services, Asia Pacific, IACCM.9:50 – 10:15 am   Recent Trends in Dispute Resolution and Tips for Effective Contract Drafting – Francis Goh, Head of International Arbitration, Eversheds Harry Ellias LLP10:15 – 10:30 am Networking Break10:30 – 10:55       What You Need to Know About the Active Enforcement Framework - KK Lim, Head, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection, Eversheds Harry Ellias LLP 10:55 – 11:30 am Key insights from IACCM Asia Pacific Conference Melbourne July, 2019 and mini workshop on upcoming Asia Conference, Singapore October, 201911:30 – 12:00 am Close of meeting for further networking.Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat.


IACCM Asia Pacific Conference, July 2019

Watch some of the highlights from this year's Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney. Thank you once again to everyone who joined us - delegates, speakers, sponsors, startup hub participants, Leaders of the Future and Awards finalists!


Catching the local and social procurement wave - IACCM APAC Conference 2019

Making the most of new opportunities to lead and responding to change procurement is fast becoming one of Australia's most important new vehicles for delivering local economic outcomes and social impact.


Inspirational stories of ethical sourcing - IACCM APAC Conference 2019

You will hear from Best is Less and their inspirational journey and learnings as a major discount retailer, buying from local manufacturers then moving to local importers and then to a predominantly direct imports model. Followed by a fireside chat with STOP THE TRAFFIK to dig deeper into the strategies and implementation practicalities: • Dealing with new countries and the strategies implemented to satisfy all stakeholders including consumers, employees, global shareholders and NGOs • Where to from here.........transparency, ethical sourcing, modern slavery, chain of custody and sustainability


IACCM Member Meeting - Auckland

Here are the resources discussed at the recent Mini-workshop on the Future of Work in Auckland on 19th July. - Presentation discussed in the meeting on 'Future of Work' - Link to "A Guide to Fair Contracts for 'As a Service' - summary report" - Public report of cross jurisdictional benchmark - InCiSE 2019 Technical Report and InCiSE 2019 Results Report



For Agreement between the Parties of differnet origin , the aurgument starts up on Jurisdiction and governing law for the AGreement. while both the Parties are interested in proposing law of their respective country to be made applicable to the AGreement, I want to know whether there is any list of prioritised or ranked Jurisdiction/ Govering law like World bank ranks each country a ranking for " ease in doing business" and almost 190 countrites are listed. For example, I propose indian law and other Party would prefer Laws of Singpore to be governing law. Can parties choose England and wales as nuetral or any other preferred law.

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