Sustainable Sourcing

Shifting Source-to-Pay Operations to Serve the Values-Based Consumer

Posted: 04/23/2020 - 07:10
Corporate social responsibility

Legislation regarding the environment, modern slavery and other sustainable procurement laws are coming into force at a breakneck pace. By embracing change now and adopting ethical and sustainable procurement, organizations can get ahead of the curve. Also, this socially responsible commerce movement is being thrust into the forefront of how business will operate moving forward, given the guidelines for the recent stimulus bill passed in the U.S.

6 Tips to Drive Sustainable Procurement

Posted: 04/22/2020 - 22:07
Sustainable business

In 2020, you can bet your bottom dollar that consumers won’t be spending theirs on your products if you aren’t striving to operate sustainably.

For years, naysayers have argued that the consumers who say they want sustainable products aren’t actually willing to part with the extra cash to acquire them, opting for fast-fashion and plastic packaging over higher price points. Recent research proves this is simply not the case.

Sustainable Procurement: What You Need to Know in 2020

Posted: 03/16/2020 - 01:41
Sustainable Procurement

Sustainability is one of the most important trends of our time – and it looks set to dominate business discussions well into the foreseeable future. In fact, studies have made the case for sustainability to be considered a new type of competitive priority, joining quality, cost, reliability, timeliness, flexibility and innovation as one of the core factors for building competitive businesses.

Procurement Is the Ultimate Guardian of Responsible Supply Chains

Posted: 01/27/2020 - 00:00
Procurement Is the Ultimate Guardian of Responsible Supply Chains

Imagine a world where all people thrive within the environmental boundaries of our planet. Picture a planet where the immediate threat of climate disaster has been avoided and where global businesses have evolved their business models to support a responsible and low-carbon economy.

Whilst is seems a bit far-fetched looking at today’s realities, we fundamentally believe this world vision is possible and millions of procurement professionals worldwide are mission-critical in making this come true.

Women in Global Sourcing: Celia Landesberg

Posted: 02/15/2019 - 02:03
Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident? 
 
I created my mission and vision early on and use it as a guidepost for my career choices. My career goal is to ensure that people understand the value of sustainability when making financial decisions. Whether I’m dealing with one person, or hundreds of people, I strive to have a positive impact.  
 

Award-Winning Sustainable Procurement: What Makes an Effective Program

Posted: 08/30/2018 - 00:00

Sustainability is a dominant topic in media, business and social conversations today, and one that communications and corporate responsibility departments in major multinational organizations have been eager to pursue. It makes sense—successful sustainability programs are not only good for our planet and people, but also are proven to drive business value. But what does 'success' look like for procurement teams contributing to organizational programs and results?  

Six indicators of a strong sustainable procurement program

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