Today, NLPA reviews a white paper entitled “Spend Management for Environmental and Social Responsibility” from Ariba.

This white paper shares a top ten list of activities for getting started with environmentally responsible procurement. While it is short, there is power in some of the recommendations and insights, such as:

  • “Empower a single person to oversee activities, provide resources, and focus. No initiative succeeds if it’s someones ‘part-time job.’”
  • “Green is not a new process. Instead, it’s the ultimate example of a non-price variable in selecting/evaluating your suppliers.”
  • “Do the ‘Easy Stuff’ first. Don’t start with a full carbon footprint exercise or overhauling your entire supply chain.”

You can download the white paper here  (free registration required).

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