SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

Sustainable procurement is procurement that continuously drives positive social, environmental, or economic impact while delivering value and meeting the business needs of our clients’ organizations

Sustainable Procurement is the full integration of procurement activities and  Sustainability Development principles and turning them into actionable, tangible and measurable impact. Sustainable Procurement delivers impactful value throughout your business unit(s) while advocating for the lowest environmental impact and the most positive social results through your business functions.

Key Areas of Sustainable Procurement

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Strategy
  • Sustainability Objectives with Measurable Reporting Metrics ​

  • Align with Overall Business Strategy

  • Responsible Consumption & Production in Scope 

Risk Management
  • Supplier Diversity​

  • Contingency Planning​

  • Supply Disruption Avoidance

Leadership & Employee Buy-in
  • Brand Power & Organizational Citizenship​

  • Alignment of Employee & Company Values​

  • Supplier Sustainability Goal Alignment

Transparency
  • End-to-End Supply Chain Responsibility​

  • Supplier Operations​

  • Built-in KPI Framework in RFP Process

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are drivers set forth by multiple world governments to impact peace, planet, people, prosperity, & partnerships to attain a more prosperous future. We have aligned our procurement process with the 17 UN SDGS and have provided examples of the potential impact your business can make today!

Potential Impact:

Support Developing Communities

Spend Category:

Outsourcing and Professional Services

SDG 1

No poverty

1

NO

POVERTY

Potential Impact:

Reduce the Price of Food in the Market

Spend Category:

Logistics & Transportation

SDG 2

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2

ZERO

HUNGER

Potential Impact:

Improve Access to Medical Supplies

Spend Category:

Operations

SDG 3

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3

GOOD HEALTH

AND WELL- BEING

Potential Impact:

Negotiate Training into Contract Terms

Spend Category:

Supplier Provided Training

SDG 4

4

QUALITY

EDUCATION

Potential Impact:

Equal Opportunity for Women-Led Organizations

Spend Category:

Supplier Diversity

SDG 5

5

GENDER

EQUALITY

Potential Impact:

Responsible Water Consumption

Spend Category:

Operations &

Waste Management

SDG 6

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6

CLEAN WATER

AND SANITIATION

Potential Impact:

Reduce Fossil Fuel Reliance

Spend Category:

Utilities

SDG 7

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7

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Potential Impact:

Supplier Development & Improvement

Spend Category:

Across all Categories

SDG 8

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8

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC 

GROWTH

Potential Impact:

Improve Infrastructure Performance

Spend Category:

Data Warehousing, Real Estate & Facilities

SDG 9

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9

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Potential Impact:

Supplier Investment

Spend Category:

Supplier Diversity

SDG 10

10

REDUCED

INEQUALITIES

Potential Impact:

Lean Operations

Spend Category:

Operations &

Waste Management

SDG 11

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11

SUSTAINABLE

CITIES AND 

COMMUNITIES

Potential Impact:

Circular Economy

Spend Category:

Operations

SDG 12

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12

RESPONSIBLE

CONSUMPTION

AND PRODUCTION

Potential Impact:

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Spend Category:

Operations, Freight & Transportation

SDG 13

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13

CLIMATE 

ACTION

Potential Impact:

Reduce Water Pollution

Spend Category:

Cleaning & Sanitation Products

SDG 14

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14

LIFE

BELOW WATER

Potential Impact:

Enforce Compliance to Standards & Regulations

Spend Category:

Logging, Mining & Land Reclamation

SDG 15

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15

LIFE 

ON LAND

Potential Impact:

Supplier Code of Conduct

Spend Category:

All Categories

SDG 16

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16

PEACE, JUSTICE

AND STRONG

INSTITUTIONS

Potential Impact:

Share Knowledge & Sustainable Practices

Spend Category:

Suppliers' Spend

SDG 17

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17

PARTNERSHIPS

FOR THE GOALS

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We believe that procurement has the ability and the responsibility to accelerate sustainability within organizations. SPARK is a program developed to help organizations build a cost-effective strategy and implement sustainable action items within their Supply Chain process. Select which stage of the procurement journey your company is in and let us take care of the rest.

SPARK

Sustainable Procurement ​

Actions Roadmap Kickstarter ​

A 5-week program to quickly and cost-efficiently build a strategic road-map to a Sustainable Procurement implementation process within your Supply Chain Department.

Stage 1
Starting Out

An 8-week in-depth program to accelerate user adoption or maximize impact reporting metrics within your existing Sustainable Procurement program.

Stage 2
Driving Change

6 modules aimed to create value for businesses across any stage of their Sustainable Procurement implementation journey.

Stage 3
Complex Strategy

Benefits of Integrating Sustainability into Procurement

Sustainability has become a true driver of value and, through effectively utilizing procurement, companies can tap into opportunities and amplify their results. According to the World Economic Forum, organizations that implement sustainability initiatives have the potential to realize improvements in operational performance:

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5 - 20% Continuous Revenue Growth

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9 - 16% Decrease in Supply Chain Costs

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Up to 22% Decrease in Environmental Footprint

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Our Sustainable Procurement Process

Enhance procurement processes and tools:​

  • Templates​

  • Policies & Procedures​

  • Negotiation Training​

  • Strategy Build Training

  • Sustainable Procurement RFx Framework Training

Processes, Tools& Training

Manage supplier relationship management and performance that focuses on:​

  • Strengthening Supplier Relationships​

  • Managing Supplier Performance​

  • Ensuring Contract Compliance​

  • Building & Integrating Sustainability KPIs into Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)​

Supplier Performance & Relationship Management

Develop a current state profile to create a tailored strategy(s) through:

  • Spend Analysis

  • Market Research

  • Contracts Review 

  • Sustainable Impact Assessment

Assessment

Leverage current strategic direction in conjunction with past, present and forecasted trends to identify actionable projects to: ​

  • Increase Operational Efficiencies ​

  • Drive Value Creation​

  • Drive Sustainability Objectives

Opportunity Identification

Conduct supplier contract negotiations and close contracts that focus on:​

  • Minimizing Total Cost of Ownership​

  • Supplier Sustainability Goal Alignment​

  • Measurable Sustainable Impact

Build and execute strategies that ensure effective implementation by leveraging:​

  • Stakeholder Collaboration​

  • Go-to-Market Tactics​

  • Negotiation Strategies ​

Strategy Build & Execution

Supplier Negotiations & Contract

Build and execute strategies that ensure effective implementation by leveraging:

  • Stakeholder Collaboration

  • Go-to-Market Tactics

  • Negotiation Strategies 

  • Increased Supplier Diversity in the Discovery Process​

  • Sustainability Practices to Build Right-Size Scope and Requirements 

Strategy Build & Execution

Processes,

Tools,

& Training

Assessment

Supplier

Performance &

Relationship

Management

Opportunity 

Identification

Supplier 

Negotiations &

Contract

Strategy Build 

& Execution

Sustainment

Category

Management

Strategic 

Sourcing

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