Sustainability with Jonathan O’Brien and Art of Procurement

Jonathan O’Brien joins Art of Procurement for a discussion on Driving Sustainability Through Direct Materials

Sustainability is a hot topic right now, but implementing sustainability initiatives and knowing where to start is a challenge many are facing. Sustainability expert Jonathan O’Brien recently shared his insights on this at a direct spend event hosted by Art of Procurement on 13 June 2023.

In his session on Driving Sustainability Through Direct Materials, Jonathan discussed the unique opportunities for improvement in direct materials spend, suppliers, and supply chains. With raw materials in close proximity, complex global regulations to navigate and often long distances for products to travel, these areas offer rich potential for sustainable practices.

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Jonathan was joined by Kelly Barner, Partner and Head of Content and Operations at Art of Procurement for the session. They delved into the challenges and opportunities of driving sustainability in these areas, offering their expert insights on how to make a positive impact in your own organization.

This was Art of Procurement’s first ever direct spend event, focusing on four key strategies to maximize procurement’s impact. Attendees gained valuable insights into the importance of supplier discovery, savings through collaboration, proactive supplier development, and direct tail spend optimization.

Click here to watch a replay of the session