Colleen Theron

Director, Ardea International

Specialist modern slavery expert, environmental, business and human rights lawyer and consultant. Colleen is a tri-qualified solicitor in England and Wales, Scotland and South Africa. Fellow of IEMA. Founder and CEO of Ardea International. The Legal 500 and Chambers recognised Colleen as a leading environmental law practitioner. She holds a LLB and LLM (with distinction) from Aberdeen University. She lectures at Birkbeck University and is a research fellow of the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St Mary’s, Twickenham. She sits on the advisory board for LexisPSL Environment and Positive Luxury. She was a founding member of the steering group of British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) and previously an executive member and trustee of the UK Environmental Law Association. Accredited Acre Consultant.

Session Details

Bridging the gap between sustainability and procurement

Procurement is changing, which means the way organisations engage with their suppliers, manage their supplier relationships, and make their purchasing decisions is changing.

Due to increasing focus on organisation’s relationships with their suppliers, procurement is having to engage with far more areas of the business and on a wider range of subjects. Sustainability is one of the areas that has become a key part of the evolution of procurement, and this relationship and subject matter needs to be understood by both sides in order to be implemented and integrated successfully.


In this workshop, Greenstone will cover:

  • Drivers for adopting more sustainable procurement practices
  • Integrating sustainability into your procurement model – the sustainable procurement journey
  • Practical steps to engaging the organisation on sustainability
  • How software can more sustainable supplier management


Benefits of attending this session:

  • Why sustainability is linked to procurement
  • How you can begin to integrate sustainability into procurement
  • How software can help or hinder the process