ECPAR | Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d'approvisionnement responsable

Conference and corporate training

Equip yourself! Train your buyers and their internal customers and discover the full potential of responsible sourcing.
 
We go on site in your organization to train your teams.
At the moment, all training are available in French only.

Why follow our trainings?

  • To position yourself as a leader in responsible sourcing with your customers, customers and investors
  • To increase the value of your brand or reduce your costs. Sustainable buying does not necessarily cost more! Our training will show you that.
  • To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation and business travel
  • To develop better risk management: risks related to products that may have an impact on the health / safety of workers and consumers or on the environment, risks linked to price volatility and access to raw materials, to the practices of suppliers or the image of your organization
  • To motivate and retain your troops inside the company, your teams of buyers and all employees
  • To participate actively in community development by forging partnerships with local suppliers, including social economy enterprises

We offer turnkey training, built from the expertise of our members, Quebec leader organizations for responsible purchasing, and which reflect the best practices internationally.

1

Demystify responsible sourcing

 

Rates and registration

  Find out how buying goods and services can improve your organization's environmental, economic and social record!

EXPECTED RESULTS

At the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand responsible purchasing and its role in the social responsibility of your business
  • Build on existing trends and best practices to identify the added value of buying and communicate it better to your peers or leaders
  • Understand how to identify the actual costs of products and services with total cost of ownership tools
  • Seize the issues related to products / services to better anticipate the risks related to your supplies
  • Explore the benefits and opportunities that responsible purchasing provides
  • Take ownership of the key elements of a responsible purchasing approach
  • Know the ECPAR network and its expertise, as well as the tools and services available to you

 

Who Should Attend

  • Any public or private organization
  • Professionals or managers who initiate a responsible purchasing approach
  • Procurement, Sustainable Development or other Division Teams

Duration

  • 3 hours
2

How to develop a responsible purchasing quote

 

Rates and registration

  Learn how to incorporate responsible buying criteria into the different stages of the buying process. The training covers a maximum of three (3) goods and services, among the 22 goods and services for which ECPAR has produced a responsible purchasing sheet.

EXPECTED RESULTS

At the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the added value of responsible purchasing in its three dimensions: profitability, local development and environmental impact
  • Become familiar with the "product" and "supplier" approaches through the experiences of companies that have already incorporated them into their practice
  • Demystify notions of "hotspots", "life cycles", "total costs of ownership" and certifications
  • Understand the global approach that will lead you to define responsible purchasing requirements
  • Develop your ability to use existing resources to define a responsible purchasing quote

 

Who Should Attend

  • Procurement Teams
  • Applicants involved in the process of purchasing the three (3) goods and services covered by the training.

Duration

  • 3 hours
3

Buy from social economy enterprises, a solution that pays

 

Rates and registration

  Discover the benefits of doing business with a network of companies that work in more than 20 sectors of goods and services!

EXPECTED RESULTS

At the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Discover the offer of the sector of the social economy and its environmental and social added value
  • Understand the advantages of doing business with social economy enterprises: consistency in product quality, long-term relationships, transparency, adaptability, benefits to communities
  • Use tools validated by ECPAR members to identify companies that meet your needs
  • Discover successful business partnerships between buyers and social economy enterprises here
  • Understand how the socio-economic benefits created by working with these companies can improve your performance or your corporate social responsibility indicators

 

Who Should Attend

  • Procurement Teams
  • Any employee called to make purchases for his organization
  • Managers interested in exploring the offer of the social economy sector

Duration

  • 2 hours
4

Integrate sustainable development criteria into the purchase of professional services

 

Rates and registration

  Professional services are a major expense for your organization. Find out how responsible buying applies to this type of purchase!

EXPECTED RESULTS

At the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand responsible sourcing and its value-added
  • Identify the key steps in the purchasing process that must be paid attention to responsibly buying
  • Identify the environmental, economic and social criteria applicable to professional service contracts
  • Justify the criteria you will use on the basis of risks and opportunities, as well as the recognized certifications for professional services
  • Spot the offer of social economy enterprises
  • Identify approaches to doing business with companies that have verifiable social and environmental performance

 

Who Should Attend

  • Procurement Teams
  • Applicants involved in the purchase of professional services: architects, engineers, IT teams, etc.
  • Managers

Duration

  • 3 hours

Responsible purchasing training kit

The training package outlines the key concepts that buyers and applicants need to understand to understand and integrate responsible sourcing principles into the procurement process. It consists of three tools: a trainer's guide, a training manual and a casebook.

1

Trainer's guide

 

This guide presents the contents of the training manual. It aims to:

  • Help the organization build the training according to its needs and resources.
  • Identify those parts of the manual that require content to be adapted to organization-specific policies and practices.
  • Know the sources of information available to deepen a subject.
2

Training manual

 

The training manual is presented in power point format. It consists of two blocks: The ABC of Responsible Purchasing, which introduces the key concepts of Responsible Purchasing and Integrating Responsible Purchasing into the Procurement Process, which describes how to integrate sustainable development considerations into the various stages of the procurement process.

Detailed contents of the training manual

  • Concepts of sustainable development and responsible purchasing;
  • Principles and major issues of responsible purchasing related to a sustainable development approach;
  • Examples of criteria and methods for calculating total costs of ownership;
  • Accompaniment tools such as responsible purchasing sheets and other technical guides;
  • Practical cases;
  • Internal stakeholders involved in responsible purchasing.


This 52-page, flexible and easy-to-use tool can be used, for example, to:

  • Design a training tool for workshops.
  • Develop an online training.
  • Prepare printed materials for awareness activities.
  • Be distributed to participants of a training to serve as a reminder.
3

Practical cases

 

The practical cases aim to concretise the concepts presented in the training manual. Seven cases are presented:

  1. International labor and environmental law
  2. Social economy and environment. Calculation of total costs of ownership
  3. Multifunction printer
  4. Floor covering. ABC of Responsible Sourcing
  5. Checklist for Responsible Procurement
  6. Meeting with the applicant. Writing clauses
  7. Purchase of office furniture