What Is Sustainable Procurement? A Comprehensive Guide

This guide highlights the importance of strategic sustainable procurement to the long-term success of organisations and presents a compelling case with the delivery of consistent financial and environmental benefits.  

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The Advantages And Benefits Of Sustainable Procurement

Organisations recognise the role that strategic sustainable procurement can play in their long-term success with the delivery of key ethical, environmental and economic objectives when sourcing third-party products and services from suppliers and the extended supply chain.

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The Blockchain Revolution: Cutting Through the Chain of Uncertainty

In a world where transparency is of utmost importance, trust is the most valuable currency, and middlemen are becoming obsolete. It may seem utopian, but it’s happening now, and all sector and industry leaders are quickly adopting it. Blockchain is here.

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Environmental Commitments and Cost Efficiency: One or the Other, or the Best of Both?

Environmental Commitments and Cost Efficiency: One or the Other, or the Best of Both? Find out how to align your cost reduction and environmental commitments with practical tips and real-life examples. Read on and discover how to make your business more sustainable and profitable.

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Corporate sustainability: how much do employees really care?

Sustainability continues to be a key concern for individuals and businesses alike, with an ongoing spotlight on how we can be kinder to our planet, both at home and in the workplace. To investigate this, we surveyed 41 individuals on their attitudes towards sustainability, both in their personal lives and in the workplace. All respondents were aged 18-55, with...

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The importance of sustainability in the corporate world

Our sustainability event in London discussed importance of sustainability for organizations and how they can collaborate with supply chains to drive sustainability. The event highlighted the challenges of sustainability, such as working with complex supply chains and keeping up with regulations. It also discussed how companies are waking up to sustainability and how they are collaborating with their suppliers...

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Sustainability and Cost Reduction: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

In the current economic climate, procurement teams face the challenge of reconciling the push for sustainability with the need for cost reduction. Businesses are urged to adopt eco-friendly practices even if they come at higher costs, while inflation drives the demand for cost cutting. The conventional belief that sustainability drives up cost is being challenged. Strategies such as Total...

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ChatGPT: Friend or Foe in the Pursuit of Sustainability?

We explore whether ChatGPT can help improve sustainability, examining the potential benefits and challenges of using AI to promote sustainable practices. 

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Retail Fashion Trends 2023

As we move closer to the middle of the year, SMEs from across 4C Fashion & Luxury Goods Sub Sector have come together to share insights and explore the challenges the sector faces in 2023 and beyond…

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A Platform for Sustainable Change in Biopharma

As severe weather causes illness, injury, and death worldwide, it is impossible to ignore that the health of our communities and our planet are intrinsically linked. This fundamental truth puts the healthcare industry in a unique position: to align its purpose—enhancing societal health and preserving life—with the sustainable practices needed to mitigate environmental catastrophe.

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Why diversifying your supply chain is a commercial imperative

How can a partnership with non-traditional suppliers help your business to unleash the benefits of supply chain diversity?

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The Case for Change: Procurement Annual Report 2023

In last years’ Procurement Annual Survey we discussed the unprecedented procurement and supply chain challenges facing organisations and provided a series of recommendations on how to reimagine and to reinvent procurement for the future. Whilst supply chain resilience issues caused by the pandemic linger, other challenges have emerged with recent political and macroeconomic events significantly impacting energy and input...

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Interview: Innocent Drinks’ strategy for success as B Corp leaders

When B Corp launched in the UK, it gained attention in the business industry with organizations seeking to gain certification that independently endorsed their credentials. Being certified distinguishes those companies who are simply using savvy marketing and greenwashing rhetoric, from those genuinely committed to driving positive social and environmental change.

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4 Reasons Why Sustainability Is Key to Commercial Success

In the wake of Shell and BP announcing record-breaking profits for 2022 driven by the increase in wholesale gas prices following the war in Ukraine, their sustainability targets have been placed firmly in the back seat. BP announced that its profits had doubled to $28b whilst also revising its commitment to cut oil and gas production by 40% by...

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A COP-out or common sense? The wait for a COP-led global carbon market continues

COP (Conference of the Parties) global climate summits have been running for nearly three decades. The most recent of which, number 27, concluded on Sunday 20th November after 13 days of talks held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The planned agenda was rigorous and ambitious, but the reality was less productive, and the finalisation of some crucial topics was kicked like the...

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