Sustainable Procurement Consulting 

 

Sustainable procurement considers the impact of environmental, economic and social factors along with price and quality. This is important in terms of how buyers conduct relationships with suppliers, especially when sourcing globally. Supply chain professionals must be aware of and lookout for signs of unacceptable practices in the supply chain, and be above reproach.’

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Examples of support include:

  • Sustainable Procurement strategy, stakeholder buy-in, implementation, mentoring, progress reporting, brand benefits

  • Supplier Inclusion/Supplier Diversity: strategy for accessing wider pool of quality suppliers and service providers

    • for innovative, responsive and competitive new sourcing

    • to meet legislative and client requirements and expectations

    • to ensure supply chain is more balanced and reflective of organisation's target markets

    • may include supplier development as needed

Supplier diversity strategic support for a more inclusive supplier base, for accessing new supply choices & better serving your stakeholders

Most organisations spend significant proportions of their revenues on bought-in services and products. With their supply chain a substantial part of their business, organisations need a diverse and inclusive supply base to stay innovative and relevant to a diverse customer base. We can help your organisation with strategy and/or project services in areas such as those below:

  • procuring services and products from a wider pool of suppliers and service providers 

  • balancing the supply chain to be more representative of your target customer base or society in general eg. by levelling the playing field with a view to increasing the proportion of quality suppliers owned by women, by ethnic minorities, or by persons with disabilities or who are LGBT, or which are small and medium-sized enterprises

  • developing capacities of under-represented suppliers

  • creating communications content to help your organisation benefit from proper recognition for its commitment to more inclusive sourcing and supplier management. 

Gaining visibility of, and positively stewarding the tiers of product and service providers that make up a supply chain can be challenging. However, clients and stakeholders of large organisations increasingly expect evidence of environmentally and socially responsible procurement practices. Setting the right levels of transparency and of engagement in marketplace collaboration are not easy without the right support and alignment of people and processes.

How do organisations meet requirements for disclosure and reach out for help to achieve more sustainable procurement, while at the same time projecting that they are wholly dependable – perhaps world-class - brands? How much resource should organisations invest in procuring more sustainably? Which elements are core to corporate strategy and which are ‘nice to have’? How to align the organisation to measurably drive more sustainable procurement, without detracting from other business priorities?  What progress has already been achieved? What are the best next steps? How can we help?

 

 

 

 

 

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