Added by Responsible Proc. on January 26, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments
Now more than ever, risk management is a vital part of the procurement function, and hence the CPO’s responsibilities. One main reason is because supply chains are growing longer and are getting more complex.
Companies have new exposures in new geographic…
Added by Responsible Proc. on January 20, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments
Written by Responsible Procurement thought leader Alis Sindbjerg Hemmingsen for and with Ecovadis
Increased competition, higher customer expectations and shifting attitudes and awareness towards the environment and sustainability are a few of the pressures impacting the ever-changing world of procurement. Expected lifetime of a product is becoming ever shorter. Additionally supply chains are growing longer and are getting more complex.
Companies have new…
Added by Responsible Proc. on December 28, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments
Product stewardship in a product’s lifecycle must be a journey that incorporates the “seed” of a contract, through to the “shoots” of product design, manufacture, transport, sale, and the “fruits” of product use, all the way to the “composting” at the end of a product’s…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on November 19, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Will respecting human rights make the business more profitable?
Increasingly the answer is yes. The issue of human rights is moving up the agenda.
Though it is not that straight forward. Typically it will take a while before you can see it on the company’s bottom line.
Focusing on human rights, and other ethical approaches, can help build your company’s transparency. It can serve as a radar or early warning system.…Continue
A recent study carried out by IEMA show that just 13% of companies are fully confident that they have the skills to successfully compete in a sustainable economy. Very few have an idea of…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on October 27, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments
What do I mean by actionable?What does it mean to Coca Cola? What can you learn from Coca Cola and their approach?
I have been reviewing their approach – this is…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on October 1, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
Procurement plays a key role in the transition towards the Circular Economy and must, as part of a Responsible Procurement approach, look at how they can develop Circular Procurement.
One of the key challenges in developing a structured approach to Circular Procurement is: What is the role of procurement? I was inspired by an article from Forbes magazine …Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on September 2, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments
At the same time it will be a great opportunity with high potential for procurement.
Why? Procurement has to…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on June 25, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments
In an earlier post named Why build a Responsible Procurement business case I described why a Responsible Procurement business case is…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on June 25, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
SPLC ABOUT THE PRINCIPLES
The Council offers these Principles to help the institutional purchasing community…
Added by Responsible Proc. on May 7, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments
THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS IS STAYING IN BUSINESS
Our economies motivate people and businesses to consume to such a degree, that the planet is unable to regenerate itself. However, we have the opportunity to re-think the way we do business.
The need for organizations to take responsibility for their actions is not a passing trend, but rather a cultural shift. It’s a backlash against the western world’s disposable culture and a reflection of changing…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on May 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
How can procurement and sustainability professionals work together to measure and identify the risks and opportunities in the supply chain?
ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE DIFFERENT AGENDAS
I would say it is a well known, but not often spoken about, secret that sustainability professionals and procurement professionals have very different agendas when it comes to Responsible Procurement and the adaption hereof.
Added by Responsible Proc. on April 22, 2014 at 5:54am — No Comments
Is there any difference between responsible procurement and sustainable procurement? To me there is.
Even though the terminology “sustainable procurement” is also used in the private sector, I typically see them use the terminology “responsible procurement” or “responsible sourcing”.
When I ask my customers why – they typically argue that to them, the meaning of “responsibility” is much broader than “sustainability”. Broader, in the sense of having a wider…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on April 2, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments
We live in an ever-changing world, where increased competition, higher consumer expectations and shifting attitudes towards the environment means that today, the expected lifetime of a product is becoming ever shorter.
This places heavy demands on the ability of your organization and suppliers to develop new products that are sustainable from the outset.
How can you build stronger partnerships with your suppliers and include them in the very beginning of an innovation…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on April 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In Procurement you will see many different ways in which the supplier selection process is being conducted: Some companies have a formal selection process, others have one which is purely based on "the one who has the cheapest price".
Since sustainability has become a burning issue to all in business, how can you ensure that CSR is considered in the supplier selection process?…
Added by Responsible Proc. on March 10, 2014 at 10:23am — No Comments
When meeting with companies who are about to embark on the Responsible Procurement journey I am usually trying to “get to know them” before we start out working on their approach to Responsible Procurement.
There are many hidden bumps on the roads. But also many different roads companies can pursue.
So how do you ensure that you hit the right roads and have the power to pursue them? Keep reading for further inspiration.…
Added by Responsible Proc. on February 25, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments
Supply chains are growing longer and are getting more complex. Thus, the likelihood of supply chain disruptions has increased.
Companies have new exposures in new geographic regions, and the interconnected nature of the global economy makes problems more and not less likely to arise.
The question is:
Have you also, as a Supply Chain or Procurement manager made things worse by concentrating on fewer suppliers to…
Added by Responsible Proc. on February 20, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments
You know that risk assessment is essential to do on an ongoing basis. But where would you start? Would you start with the most asset-intensive suppliers, to ensure that key high-value components are always available?
Read my latest blogpost here and get inspired.
Added by Responsible Proc. on February 19, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments
Risks have global geographic scope, happens across industries. And it is typically uncertain as to how and when they will occur. It requires responses from multiple stakeholders.
Risks are also magnified by the way supply chain systems are configured. They cannot be mitigated by individual participants in the supply chain. So what can you do to build greater supply chain resilience?
To my opinion one of the most important stakeholders in that…Continue
Added by Responsible Proc. on February 18, 2014 at 4:47am — No Comments