A practical guide to corporate social responsibility in the supply chain
The business case for sustainability and the global imperative to act are now clear. But with 50-70% of all sustainability changes organisations need to make, involving the supply base in some way, the role of procurement and supply chain functions to lead this is now of critical importance.
Sustainable Procurement explains the vast topic of sustainability and the imperative to act for procurement and supply chain practitioners. Based around the OMEIA® Sustainable Procurement process, this book provides a step-by-step and highly practical methodology that embeds sustainable procurement into existing proven procurement approaches. It also provides some crucial new tools that equip and enable those in this field to drive highly effective supply-side sustainability.
The book begins by exploring the current landscape and the business case for sustainability, and how procurement can set goals to support and shape the overall corporate objectives for sustainability. It makes sense of how we can translate good ambition into prioritised grass roots level change, and improvement action for what we buy, who we buy from and through our entire end-to-end supply chains. Guidance is offered on how procurement can help redefine what an organisation does based upon what needs to change in its supply base. The book also includes extensive resources to help determine hot spot risk areas, assess suppliers and determine and prioritise where to direct our precious resources. It also provides new models for ’sustainable value engineering’ to help organisations transform what and how they buy. Finally the book provides a glimpse into the incredible change we now face and how procurement and supply chain functions needs to position themselves to be ready for a fast-changing future.
Written by leading procurement expert and best-selling author, Jonathan O’Brien, this practical guide outlines how to establish sustainable procurement as a key strategic enabler to reduce supply-side risk and understand and drive in programs of action to respond to detrimental impacts in the supply base. It also explains how to seize the incredible future opportunity that the next generation supply base can offer to unlock new competitive advantage, and brand, social and environmental value from sustainable procurement.
Due for publication on 3 April 2023, click here to pre-order your copy now from Kogan Page – get 20% off with discount code WEB1SP20.