The war against plastic is not all doom and gloom. Thankfully, the world’s biggest corporations are waking up to the reality that big change has to happen… and soon! In last week’s Procurious blog we explored the threats currently facing The Great Barrier Reef – reporting on the eight million tons of plastic that enters our oceans … Continue reading 5 Organisations That Are Fighting Plastic
Think saving The Great Barrier Reef is out of your hands or entirely irrelevant to you? Think again! Climate change is everyone’s problem and we can all make a difference; down to the last procurement pro! If you’re lucky enough to have travelled to the coast of Queensland, Australia and visited The Great Barrier Reef, … Continue reading Can Procurement Help Turn This Sea Turtle’s Frown Upside Down?
As we move from the age of mandate into the age of guidance there is enormous opportunity for procurement pros to make themselves known and heard… SAP Ariba’s Vice President, James Marland, believes that the procurement function is moving from what he calls the Age of Mandate into the Age of Guidance – and that’s … Continue reading Always Let Procurement Be Your Guide…
Tackling modern slavery might seem like an insurmountable problem for you to tackle alone, but even a reduction of one is huge. January: Human Trafficking Awareness Day April: World Earth Day In between these two months at the very beginning of the year, and surrounded with newly renewed resolutions, many of us go about our day to … Continue reading Humanity, Environment, Ethics – For A Responsible Supply Chain
So you’re pretty sure there’s no slavery lurking within your supply chain? But what can you do to be 100 per cent sure? Modern Slavery. You’d know it if you saw it, right? Especially if it was under your nose… And on your watch… In fact, you’re certain that there are no instances of modern … Continue reading Do You Know What Your Supplier’s Supplier’s Supplier Is Up To?
“No one wants to change suppliers…” but embracing Supplier Diversity is getting easier than ever before, and there’s a whole host of reasons it’s good for your business! Supplier diversity programs are a hot topic. We know we’re supposed to have them… And we’re told that they’re a great thing both for our organisations and … Continue reading Supplier Diversity? I Don’t Have Time For That!
“Do good, feel good” or “Do good, and save lots of money”? Whichever you find the more enticing, we can certainly conclude that it pays to care in procurement! Pat McCarthy, SVP and GM, SAP Ariba North America, is one of the driving forces behind SAP Ariba’s Business with Purpose initiative. Over time, he’s noticed … Continue reading 6 Reasons It Pays To Care In Procurement