Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement
Sustainability is fast becoming a key consideration for supply chain managers given the gamut of environmental, social impacts and the risks and opportunities involved in today’s global environment.
Green procurement, Environmental Preferable Purchasing (EPP) and affirmative procurement were doing rounds among the various organizations, policy makers and government institutions since 2004. Many companies were enthusiastic about these concepts but in reality most of these initiatives were “marketing motivated”, because they lacked resources, most sustainable development issues were generally isolated from the main stream and these initiatives did not have strong executive commitment
I have published the first article here and have planned an series of them in the near future.