Whether or not your business is prioritising sustainability right now, there’s no doubt that it will be the focus for many of us in 2020 and beyond. As we all well know, executing on sustainability can be challenging. Is it even possible to have full supply chain transparency? How do we manage the requirement to … Continue reading ‘Often The Right Way Isn’t The Easy Way,’ – Sustainable Sourcing From A World Leader
Can we use the disruptive model pioneered by Amazon, Uber and Airbnb in the struggle against climate change? Uber is the world’s biggest taxi company, but doesn’t own a single taxi cab. Airbnb and Booking.com are the world’s largest hoteliers, but don’t possess any hotels. And after being in business for a quarter of a … Continue reading How Uber, Airbnb and Amazon Can Help Combat Climate Change
Procurement should be swiping right for Social Enterprise to create broader outcomes. It’s not the easiest change to make, but it’s a vital one for the future. Doing things in new ways can be awkward. It’s like dating, there is nervous tension about expectations versus reality and how you will be perceived. Will you be … Continue reading Swiping Right for Social Enterprise
“On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres In 2013, UN member states officially adopted the 30th of July as the ‘World Day against Trafficking in Persons’. The aim of … Continue reading Raising Procurement’s Role in the Fight Against People Trafficking
At the Big Ideas Summit 2019, Justin Sadler-Smith, Head of UK & Ireland, Procurement & Supply Chain at SAP Ariba shared his view of procurement in an insightful and thought-provoking presentation. Among the issues that Justin talked about was an ever-decreasing time for procurement to react to the changing market environment and put actionable strategies … Continue reading 5 Ways To Achieve Marginal Gains In Procurement
We, as procurement professionals and as citizens, have a responsibility to take action to tackle the challenge of working sustainably. August 1, 2019: this could be when we reach the “Earth Overshoot Day” this year. For the rest of the year, we will be living on credit. When it comes to natural resources, that is. … Continue reading After Saving Costs, Now Is The Time To Save The World!
For most organisations, there are far more risks and opportunities related to CSR and sustainability in their supply chain than there are within the “internal” business… What’s the biggest change in terms of the focus and priorities for procurement teams and leaders over the last decade or so? There are a few potential answers to … Continue reading Will You Be Your Organisation’s First Chief Sustainability Officer?