Sustainability Manager, Avendra
Hamzah Abu-Ragheb is the Sustainability Manager at Avendra, North America’s leading hospitality procurement services provider. He is responsible for the implementation of Avendra’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy which focuses on responsible and sustainable sourcing. Avendra’s principled sourcing strategy focuses on categories of high social and environmental impact as well as raising supplier standards. Hamzah’s role includes facilitating conversations between customers, suppliers and the company’s internal sourcing team to help drive sustainability within Avendra’s supply chain. Hamzah also assists customers with their responsible sourcing goals. Hamzah came to sustainability with a background in Biology: Ecology and Evolution and now holds a Master’s degree in Sustainability Management from the Kogod School of Business at American University. Prior to that, he worked in the waste/recycling industry as well as environmental consulting in Jordan.
Training programs on responsible sourcing and sustainable purchasing for buyers can help to increase awareness, visibility, and inspire buyers to think about how responsible sourcing and sustainable purchasing impacts daily operations and procurement activities. They can be challenging to put together given the wide variety of topics to potentially cover, and potentially global reach. This … read more >>