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