Organisations function through a wide network of stakeholders and associate suppliers, making it an imperative to make responsible sourcing choices. This includes understanding the impacts and traceability at the various stages of the product lifecycle. From focusing merely on sourcing the right quantity at the best price, procurement now involves decisions involving integrity and accountability.
Along with streamlining their own business operations, organisations go a step further and work with their suppliers to promote best practice. Not only is this a measure of credibility, but also displays long term vision towards ethical and responsible supply chain processes.
We are looking for examples of organisations who have integrated sustainability into its purchasing values and decision making to benefit environmental, social as well as economic goals. Beginning from a baseline of life cycle analysis, this would include evidence of certification, traceability and data acquisition showcasing tangible results.