RFP Templates & Social Responsibility - NLPA

 
 
 

RFP Templates & Social Responsibility

PurchTips edition #81

 

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What Is The Socially Responsible RFP?

Social Responsibility refers to a business' commitment to the preservation of society and the environment.

Because purchasing is responsible for many decisions that affect society and the environment, you have a key role in helping spread Social Responsibility (SR). Not only can you make your organization more socially responsible, but you can also compel other organizations (i.e., your suppliers) to be more socially responsible.

You can increase global SR by including SR among the other criteria used in selecting suppliers. Here are 12 questions you can include in your RFP templates to probe suppliers' commitment to SR.

  1. How does your organization support the communities in which it operates?
  2. How does your organization encourage its suppliers to support those communities?
  3. How much money does your organization spend annually with socially diverse suppliers?
  4. How does your organization promote diversity in its own employment practices?
  5. How does your organization encourage its suppliers to have a diverse workforce and supplier base?
  6. What does your organization do to make its operations more environmentally friendly?
  7. How does your organization encourage its suppliers to be more environmentally friendly?
  8. How does your organization monitor compliance with its ethics policy?
  9. How does your organization ensure that human rights are valued in its operations?
  10. How does your organization ensure that its suppliers value human rights?
  11. How does your organization ensure maximum safety in its working conditions?
  12. How does your organization ensure that its suppliers have safe working conditions?

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