The increasing visibility of social responsibility in purchasing is becoming more and more evident in the eyes of the public. This article demonstrates department stores’ insufficient purchasing research when deciding to stock a line of dog-fur coats marketed by Sean “Diddy” Combs’ company.

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The ethical treatment of animals is definitely one of the key components of a social responsibility program and should be a part of every purchasing department’s supplier code of conduct.

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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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