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?
With your vision, drive and persistence with your corporate finance team, you will be able to define a quantifiable dollar value on your sustainability initiative… Getting your organisation up to speed with sustainability is no easy task. It’s an area of responsibility for procurement and supply chain that covers a multitude of minefields – environment, … Continue reading Sustain Me – 4 KPIs to Get Your Sustainability Project Over the Line
The unfortunate truth, though, is that most organisations only have a limited amount of resources available to identify and monitor the kaleidoscope of risks that exist in their global supply chains. This article was written by Sondra Scott, President – Verisk Maplecroft More often than not, creating a safe supply chain is thought of as … Continue reading Six Steps To Building A More Responsible, Resilient Supply Chain
We’re seeing people on the spectrum unleash their intellect, experience and creativity across the company and around the world. Recently I was invited to participate in a golf tournament. Golf is more than a game to me: it’s social; it’s outdoors; and it’s competitive. I’m always up for some good competition! Unfortunately, I just don’t … Continue reading Golfing for a Spectrum of Opportunity
Procurement leaders are starting to use the phenomenal buying power of their organisations to address big social challenges. What legacy do you want to leave? In the old days, procurement was focused on two things: minimising costs and risk. Purpose should be a pivotal part of every organisation’s business strategy. Being purpose-focused is essential to … Continue reading Procurement Pros – What’s Your Legacy?
How should procurement and supply chain professionals prevent and address modern slavery in their supply chains? The first day of 2019 saw the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act in Australia, requiring organisations above a certain size – consolidated revenue of A$100 million – to report annually on the actions they are taking to address … Continue reading Modern Slavery: Don’t Get Named & Shamed In 2019