When another blogger posts about a story, I usually opt not to post it here. But I’ll make an exception this time because of my keen interest in the issue…

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I recently learned from Spend Matters that Staples recently joined its industry peers by discontinuing its relationship with a significant supplier, Asian Pulp and Paper (APP), due to “eco-concerns.” Specifically, a Supply Chain Digest story that Jason links to says that the supplier’s “forest-clearing endangers tigers and other animals. Office Depot and some European companies had previously ceased doing business with APP over these and other eco-concerns.”

It’s interesting that more and more people are including animal welfare under the umbrella of environmental responsibility. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that I think animal-friendly purchasing is going to be a growing part of socially responsible purchasing.

Looking for ways to be more animal-friendly in your purchasing will keep you ahead of the curve.

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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