There was quite a diversity of response to my October 2007 PurchTips article “Purchasing, Social Responsibility & Animals” and the accompanying blog posts (here and here). Some agreed that animal-friendly purchasing was a big part of the future of corporate social responsibility. Others didn’t.

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So I found it interesting when the front page of today’s USA Today featured the results of a survey that asked American kids if they could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

The #1 answer?

Save environment/protect animals with 44% of the responses.

So, in the eyes of our future corporate leaders, protecting animals is a part of saving the environment or the “green” movement that has gained so much traction in the past couple of years.

The remaining responses?

End wars/terrorism – 21%
Cure disease/cancer/AIDS – 14%
Feed the hungry – 11%
End racism/prejudice – 4%

To Your Career,
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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