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…
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.
To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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