Welcome back to another installment of Whitepaper Wednesday on the Purchasing Certification Blog.

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Today, I’m linking you to a whitepaper entitled “Spend Management for Environmental and Social Responsibility” from Ariba.

This whitepaper shares a top ten list of activities for getting started with environmental responsible procurement. While it is short, there is power in some of the recommendations and insights, such as:

  • “Empower a single person to oversee activities, provide resources, and focus. No initiative succeeds if it’s someones ‘part-time job.’”
  • “Green is not a new process. Instead, it’s the ultimate example of a non-price variable in selecting/evaluating your suppliers.”
  • “Do the ‘Easy Stuff’ first. Don’t start with a full carbon footprint exercise or overhauling your entire supply chain.”

You can download the whitepaper at http://www.ariba.com/resourcelibrary/views/resource_library_asset_brief.cfm?asset_id=457 (free registration required).

Do you know about a whitepaper that would be of value to procurement professionals? Let me know by dropping me a line at cdominick [at] nextlevelpurchasing [dot] com. I can’t promise that I’ll write about it, but I appreciate all recommendations.

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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