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.

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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.

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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