In March 2015 Sourcing City resigned from the BPMA due the ethical differences. In March 2016 the BPMA issued a New Policy Statement which has now resolved these differences (see below), and Sourcing City is pleased to report that they are now re-joining the industry’s trade association.

David Long said: “Sourcing City have always had a solid belief that the industry should have a strong independent trade association, and in the past we have been a proactive supporter of the BPMA. Since resigning we have made it clear that we would like our ethical differences to be resolved to enable us to return at some stage, and it is pleasing that we are now doing so. We have always respected the quality people from within our industry who invest their own time and efforts in serving on the board. Whilst not every decision made is agreed by all, we do appreciate that the decisions made are considered best for the members at the time made. We now look forward to once again being an proactive BPMA member.”

The BPMA issued the new policy statement below in the ‘BPMA March News’ on Friday 4th March 2016:

New Policies at the BPMA

Learning from past issues regarding recruitment and use of data, we are pleased to announce three new policies, demonstrating our commitment to best practice and operating to the highest ethical standards.

Your committee works hard to deliver opportunities and results for you, and constantly endeavour to ensure that the decisions made are in the best interest of all members. It is important to recognise previous lessons and room for improvement, and to continually strive to raise standards within the association and across the industry.

With immediate effect the following policies are now in force at the bpma:

•           All job opportunities within the bpma will be fully advertised to all members and in appropriate media if necessary.
•           The bpma will not recruit staff from member companies without the full agreement of all parties involved.
•           All data used by the bpma will be fully qualified before use.

Your trade association fully recognizes the need for unquestionable ethics, and to set standards of best practice for the entire industry.

We understand that it is critical that we work on behalf of all members and for the industry as a whole, and can assure you that this is what your committee aim to do on a constant basis.

bpma Board of Directors