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Sustainable Procurement

A Practical Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain

Transform procurement practices with this step-by-step process to successfully drive sustainability in direct suppliers and up the supply chain.
EAN: 9781398604681
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 156
536 pages

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About the book

The business case for sustainability is clear and organizations are responding to the imperative to act. But with 50-70% of the change needed involving the supply base, procurement and supply chain functions are critical to success.

Sustainable Procurement
explains how procurement and supply chain professionals can develop existing best practice approaches to make supply side sustainability a reality. Based around the OMEIA® Sustainable Procurement process, this book provides a step-by-step and highly practical methodology that embeds sustainable procurement into existing proven procurement approaches. It also provides crucial new tools that equip and enable those in this field to drive highly effective supply-side sustainability.

By exploring the current landscape and the business case for sustainability, Sustainable Procurement makes sense of how we can translate good ambition into prioritised grass roots level change. Guidance is offered on how procurement can help redefine what an organisation does based upon what needs to change in its supply base. There are extensive resources to help determine hot spot risk areas, assess suppliers, and determine and prioritise where to direct our precious resources. It also provides new models for 'sustainable value engineering' to help organisations transform what and how they buy. Written by leading procurement expert and best-selling author, Jonathan O'Brien, this practical guide outlines how to establish sustainable procurement as a key strategic enabler to reduce supply-side risk and drive action to respond to detrimental impacts in the supply base.

About the authors

Jonathan O'Brien is the CEO of Positive Purchasing Ltd, the international procurement and negotiation consultancy and training provider, and is based in Plymouth, UK. With over 30 years of experience, he has helped global organizations increase their purchasing capability through training, education and working directly with practitioners and executive teams. He is also the author of Category Management in Purchasing, Negotiation for Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals, Supplier Relationship Management and The Buyer's Toolkit, all published by Kogan Page.
  • This is the most insightful - and perhaps more importantly - the most useful book on sustainable procurement. Jonathan O´Brien shows us how to weave category management and SRM together and use it as leverage to enable sustainable supply chains. Sustainable Procurement is undoubtedly one of the most important sources of knowledge for our own transformation to sustainable sourcing.
  • Andreas Takacs, Chief Procurement Officer, Green Cargo AB

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