Most of the purchasing articles I write are based on success experiences in my purchasing career. However, last month’s article entitled “Purchasing, Social Responsibility & Animals” was based on what I viewed as an emerging trend.
I have to say, the research that I did in writing this article really affected me. And I have taken personal small steps to embrace the guidelines covered in the article.
A few examples (albeit small) include:
- We recently rearranged our offices here at Next Level Purchasing headquarters and had to purchase a new office chair. Instead of buying a leather chair, we bought an upholstered one.
- My old wallet had gotten pretty beat up. So instead of buying a new leather wallet, I bought one made from synthetic materials.
- At home, we switched from Suave conditioner to White Rain because the packaging of the latter specifically says that the product was not tested on animals.
These were simple decisions. But it honestly gave me something to feel good about.
If all of us committed to these simple types of lifestyle changes, I think it could make a difference in our world.