I hope that you have enjoyed the article “A 13-Point Procurement Ethics Checklist.”

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When it comes to certain topics that I write about, I know that some of them are bound to incite disagreement. This article is one of those topics.

I know that even some of my best educated, most ethically-respected colleagues will disagree with a point or two on this list. For example, some may think that it is fine to solicit donations from suppliers.

But here’s the thing with me: if an activity is questionable ethically, I have the tendency to recommend avoiding that activity as a rule. Yes, even if it can be proven to be above-board.

So, there is no doubt that someone, somewhere will argue that at least one of the checklist items is “wrong.” That’s fine. But, I look at it this way: if you adopt the checklist items as your personal rules, it can only help you to stay out of trouble.

What’s so bad about that?

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2
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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