Professional Ethics Network - If A Product Could Talk: Ethics in supply chain management

Join us on the evening of Thursday 28th September for our next PEN event, where we will be discussing sustainable ethics in civil engineering.

David Morrell

‘Ethical trade’… what does this mean? Procuring products from developing countries inevitably raises ethical concerns, so how can a business act responsibly?  Is it possible to create a sustainable legacy that exists well after a client/customer relationship has ended? In this highly interactive workshop David Morrell, Group Head of Sustainability at Marshalls plc, will suggest some practical approaches, share first hand experiences, and engage the audience in debating what we would do in his shoes.

Following his degree in Engineering, David started working in highways and transport. Latterly, at Marshalls, David has developed his career in areas including technical support, management systems, product management and new product development. He took up his current post as Group Head of Sustainability in 2008. In addition to ethics and sustainability, David’s role involves the management of the group’s intellectual property rights, and he used to chair the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Stone Working Group focusing on the delivery of better conditions for vulnerable workers in Marshalls’ supply chain. David has travelled widely in his role, mapping the supply chain, understanding the issues, managing risk and supporting the auditing initiative of Marshalls’ imported stone offer. David represents the company’s shareholding interests in an International Product Design House based in Germany. Outside of work, David can be found on the moors walking his dog and in the kitchen finessing his cooking skills.

The evening will be of interest to:

  • Working professionals or students whose work relates to Engineering and Business Sustainability
  • All who are interested in issues around the topics mentioned 

If you are interested in any of these topics, or studying with us, this is a great opportunity to see the work we do, and get to know us.

The Professional Ethics Network event will be held at the Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics Centre, University of Leeds and will commence at 6pm and concludes with a buffet evening meal.