Recently the City of Mississauga adopted a Sustainable Procurement Policy and Plan that leads the way in several areas.
New regulations will soon push producers to consider more circular business models and delve deeper into their supply chains and product life cycles.
‘How can KFC be a responsible business when you are fuelling child obesity?’ The chicken business responds
As the UK and Ireland arm of the fast food business releases its very first CSR update, Tom Idle puts KFC’s head of CSR Ian Hagg through his paces.
If metrics don’t add value, they will not support continual improvement and eventually will not be used. It’s a vicious cycle that can be avoided if the proper system is firmly implanted in organizational strategy and operations.
So what’s the ‘bottom line’ on sustainable procurement? Lower costs, increased sales and revenue growth opportunities, enhanced reputation and risk management, leading to increased market share.
Companies in a wide number of sectors are waking up to the fact that sustainability is more than business innovation- it’s business intelligence.
Part 1 of this series highlighted the issues, regulatory and supply chain complexities and efforts by industry to tighten the control of precious minerals sourcing. Part 2 of the series dove a bit deep...
Conflict Minerals: ‘Perfect Storm’ of CSR, Sustainability, Politics & Supply Chain Management (Part 1)
Last week, it was widely reported that both Intel Corporations and Apple Computers had pulled the plug on sourcing of precious minerals typically used in the manufacturing of its high-tech products from...