Sustainable Procu...
Follow
Find
20.4K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by EcoVadis
onto Sustainable Procurement
Scoop.it!

MEPs vote to make procurement rules more socially responsible

The European Parliament internal market committee has approved procurement reforms to ensure public authorities award contracts on the basis of the most advantageous economic, social and environmental criteria.
EcoVadis's insight:

glad to see that EU is making good steps towards integration of CSR criteria in procurement decisions. How long will it take to this tranlated into national laws?

more...
Ecovadis
call us (+33) 1 82 28 88 88
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

2013 Sustainable Procurement Benchmark

"Quantifying the benefits linked to Sustainable Procurement is often challenging but practices of leaders demonstrate that this is a key lever to widespread adoption."

EcoVadis's insight:

Benchmark shows sustainable sourcing trends over last 10 years!. Progress is being made in some areas, but now it is time to measure value creation!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Using Sustainability to expand the value you and your team add to your business

Using Sustainability to expand the value you and your team add to your business | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
To deliver sustainable innovation requires progress along the x- Axis to bring in new innovation to functional working practices. 
EcoVadis's insight:

If you are a supplier or provide services to a large multinational who is trying to innovate, here are a few great examples of questions their procurement team will be asking themselves - and you - when seeking to innovate in sustainability. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

McGill embraces sustainable procurement : McGill Reporter

McGill embraces sustainable procurement : McGill Reporter | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
McGill embraces sustainable procurement
EcoVadis's insight:

Bravo #McGill on engaging your students in sustainable procurement. This has a great overview of product compliance. The EcoVadis rating focuses on evaluating the CSR management systems and practices of companies, which would be a natural next project idea for future student teams: tackle this next phase of sustainable procurement - shall we collaborate...?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

New IBM Procurement Study Points to New Value Proposition - Article from Supply Chain Management Review

New IBM Procurement Study Points to New Value Proposition - Article from Supply Chain Management Review | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
a compelling argument that change in perception is well underway.

In “The journey to value – Transforming procurement to drive the enterprise agenda,”
EcoVadis's insight:

Procurement today is a source of competitive advantage in driving value -- EcoVadis ratings with its broad scale and downstream feedback and improvement tools for suppliers give CPOs the visibility on not just risks but also opportunities, so they are well-equipped to approach their boards and leadership when they want to push for new projects and innovation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Sustainability Leaders Laggards or Risks? Workshop at SPLC summit...

Are Our Suppliers Sustainability Leaders, Laggards, or Risks?

EcoVadis's insight:

Join EcoVadis at the SPLC Summit in Seattle May 26 - 28. We'll be participating in a workshop on "Leaders or Laggards", and also have a booth where you can come talk about the best practices in Sustainable procurement & Responsible Purchasing

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

The Strategic Sourceror: Exploring global sustainable supply chain initiatives

The Strategic Sourceror: Exploring global sustainable supply chain initiatives | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
After the bare minimum is met, businesses have no reason or incentive to move forward with improved efforts, instead maintaining the same level and making no effort to keep the ball rolling
EcoVadis's insight:

Enabling supply chains to go beyond compliance is a key focus of EcoVadis

more...
Marco Fuentes's curator insight, May 7, 10:58 PM

añada su visión ...

Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Spend Matters 50/50: EcoVadis – A Provider to Watch in 2015

Spend Matters 50/50: EcoVadis – A Provider to Watch in 2015 | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
EcoVadis is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting all 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) in our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. All companies are list...
EcoVadis's insight:

EcoVadis selected as a SpendMatters "50 to watch in 2015" company!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Walmart Has One of The World’s Most Sustainable Supply Chains? Really?

Walmart Has One of The World’s Most Sustainable Supply Chains?  Really? | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
There are various lists that include the world’s most sustainable companies: Corporate Knights, the Climate Performance Leadership Index, and others.  Walmart does not make those lists.  None of th...
EcoVadis's insight:

The broader issue raised here (beyond the question of whether Walmart gets recognition for CSR performance that it deserves relative to, say, Amazon) is to gain visibility for Sustainable Procurement in general as perhaps the single largest impact on a company's CSR footprint.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

The art and science of supply-chain transparency

The art and science of supply-chain transparency | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
For 17 of the 19 “super sectors” measured by Trucost, most impacts occurred in their supply chains — more than 90 percent of impacts for 11 of the 19 sectors.
EcoVadis's insight:

Supply chain is >90% of impact for more than half of all industries!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts

The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
EcoVadis's insight:

A new white paper from EcoVadis on the UK Modern Slavery Act

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Efficient, sustainable, successful: Supply chain innovations in food and beverage

Efficient, sustainable, successful: Supply chain innovations in food and beverage | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
From improved efficiency to eco-awareness, food and beverage companies are looking to improve their supply chains across the board.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Why 2015 is the Year to Advance Your Company’s Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts | Justmeans

Why 2015 is the Year to Advance Your Company’s Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts | Justmeans | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
Many companies in the U.S. are just now waking up to the reality that customers are demanding transparency and sustainability isn’t just a buzz-word, but a concept that’s here to stay.
EcoVadis's insight:

Second mover advantage: Networks and systems - like EcoVadis -- are in place and proven. Now is the time to act!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Consumers Driving Product Certification

Consumers Driving Product Certification | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
ISO 20400
EcoVadis's insight:

Great to see Australia embracing Sustainability in public procurement decisions. Would be great to see this expanded beyond product certification to include the sustainability of the suppliers and service providers themselves - e.g. to incorporate ratings of the CSR management system.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Sustainable Procurement Journey special by in-procurement.com

In-procurement
EcoVadis's insight:

Check out the special on Sustainable Procurement Journey on page 25

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

California enforces Transparency in Supply Chains Act | Lexology

California enforces Transparency in Supply Chains Act | Lexology | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
The law applies to any company doing business in California, having annual worldwide gross receipts in excess of $100 million, and identifying itself as manufacturers or retailers
EcoVadis's insight:

In procurement for a business in California? Don't panic.

EcoVadis CSR Supplier Scorecards & ratings system address exactly these compliance issues in an easy-to-use/integrate way (along with all the other CSR criteria our ratings cover, including similar laws in Europe and around the globe). Also, in addition to our Enterprise solution for up to "XXL" sized supply chains, we have an offer called "Corporate" for small- to mid-sized companies. sales@ecovadis.com


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Indeed, procurement is a top area of risk. Find out more about how you can manage that at http://www.ecovadis.com/website/l-en/buyer-solutions.EcoVadis-4.aspx

Indeed, procurement is a top area of risk. Find out more about how you can manage that at http://www.ecovadis.com/website/l-en/buyer-solutions.EcoVadis-4.aspx | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
 Consero survey reveals that procurement is top area of risk
EcoVadis's insight:

Indeed, procurement is a top area of risk. Find out more about how you can manage that at http://www.ecovadis.com/website/l-en/buyer-solutions.EcoVadis-4.aspx

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

New W.E.F. Study: Blueprint for Sustainable Supply Chain Business Case

New W.E.F. Study: Blueprint for Sustainable Supply Chain Business Case | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it

World Economic Forum Study outlines 'Triple Supply Chain Advantage' which Yields Quantifiable Benefits in Revenue and Brand, As Well As Risk and Cost Management. ...and includes a toolkit full of best practices, guides procurement practitioners 


EcoVadis's insight:

Impressive resource for Procurement - a blueprint for Sustainable Supply Chain Business Case!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

EcoVadis Ranks Ball Packaging Europe Among Top 1 Percent of Suppliers

EcoVadis Ranks Ball Packaging Europe Among Top 1 Percent of Suppliers | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
Ball scored yet another success in its overall sustainability efforts, now ranking among the top 1 percent of the 150 suppliers assessed within the fabricated metal category based on the EcoVadis sustainability rating platform
EcoVadis's insight:

Congrats to Ball Packaging with an EcoVadis sustainability score of 90 (another Gold rating)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

China's Environmental Law Amendment 2014: Impacts and Implications - A New White Paper From EcoVadis | Sustainable Supply Views

China's Environmental Law Amendment 2014: Impacts and Implications - A New White Paper From EcoVadis | Sustainable Supply Views | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
EcoVadis's insight:

Now one year has passed, how effective has the China Environmental Law 2014 Amendment been for protecting the environment? What are the key elements? What challenges remain? A new white paper from EcoVadis examines these and other questions in detail...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation

EcoVadis's insight:

Congratulations Tim Cummins and IACCM team on the launch of this new journal! Here's the introduction from Tim:

With the launch of a new Academic Journal, contract management is truly emerging from the shadows!

IACCM, in partnership with Sage Publishing, is proud to announce the availability of the first edition of theJournal for Strategic Contracting & Negotiation (JSCAN). The scale of endorsement and global recognition by top academics reflects the status that contracting now has in the business and political world.

Just 15 years after the launch of IACCM, this marks another remarkable milestone in the journey to true professional status.

This edition of the Journal is free to access. Future editions are exclusive to IACCM paid members - a high value addition to our suite of member benefits. (Learn more about IACCM membership)

I suggest you circulate the link, http://jscan.sagepub.com/ to your colleagues and senior management as yet another indicator of the critical role that our discipline plays in today's complex business environment.

Kindest regards,

Tim Cummins
CEO
IACCM

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Earth Day and the Sustainable Supply Chain - Supply Chain 24/7

Earth Day and the Sustainable Supply Chain - Supply Chain 24/7 | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
were able to save a total of $15 million annually by operating in a more environmentally responsible manner
EcoVadis's insight:

Great to see sustainably supply chain getting attention on Earth Day 2015!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Can the ICT sector think big enough to tackle sustainable supply challenges?

Can the ICT sector think big enough to tackle sustainable supply challenges? | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
Solutions to issues surrounding energy, e-waste, supply chain and connectivity require larger system-wide approaches, with significant collaboration within and across sectors.
EcoVadis's insight:

Key point: When industries collaborate, they make systemic progress. Its also better for suppliers...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

California DOJ Surprises More Than 100 Retailers with Transparency in Supply Chains Act Notification | JD Supra

This week, the California Attorney General’s Department of Justice sent letters to a large number of retailers, notifying those retailers that they may be subject to California's...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Raising the bar for responsible sourcing: AIM-PROGRESS helps members advance their programmes - AIM - European Brands Association

Raising the bar for responsible sourcing: AIM-PROGRESS helps members advance their programmes - AIM - European Brands Association | Sustainable Procurement | Scoop.it
more than half of the members see responsible sourcing as important to being perceived as an industry leader
EcoVadis's insight:

Great to see the progress beyond risk mitigation to a competitive advantage

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Promoting decent work worldwide through sustainable supply chains - G7 Stakeholder Conference - OECD

Data and research on economy including economic outlooks, analysis and forecasts, country surveys, monetary and financial issues, public finance and fiscal policy and productivity., Sustainable supply chains can transform global trade and development by ensuring that businesses behave responsibly even in countries where social, environmental and human rights standards are weak or not adequately enforced. We have witnessed too often the disastrous consequences that can result if this is not done.
EcoVadis's insight:

Interesting comments by OECD Secretary General at the Berlin conference on Sustainable Supply Chain last month

more...
No comment yet.