Sustainable procurement guide DOC - 2.
I have tried Sustainable procurement set out the key principles we will be negotiating. Using procurement to deliver sustainable outcomes The document should consider procurement as a strategic process and a way of delivering business objectives through a supply chain.
The standard needs to set out how sustainability objectives of an organisation are addressed at the early stage of the procurement process through strategic procurement techniques such as market analysis, forward commitment, life cycle assessment, risk management, whole-life costing, scenario modelling, social return on investment and more.
Focus on impacts material to the procurer The sustainability requirements of an organisation need to be clearly defined and materiality understood in consultation with stakeholders. This aligns well with the GRI reporting process. We do not agree that the ISO principles should be prescribed.
They are one good example but may not be applicable to all procuring organisations. It should not primarily focus on the sustainability practices of the supplier in their own organisations unless this represents a risk to the purchasing organisation e.
Not one-size-fits-all Prioritisation should be of the essence to the standard. This should be done with a wide range of internal stakeholders, also taking into consideration corporate policy and external stakeholder requirements.
This is clearly set out in BS Manage demand Demand management should be key to the standard. The most sustainable way to procure is not to buy at all or to keep demand to a minimum by operating the business more efficiently.
There needs to be an organisational link between procurer and user of goods, works and services. Embedding sustainability into current procurement practice It is important for the standard to address achieving more sustainable outcomes through the current procurement practices of an organisation.
It is not telling you to buy better, it should set out how to deliver sustainability through a variety of procurement processes for all sizes and types of organisations.
Tier one is not the only one The standard is not just about the first tier of suppliers. It must reference management of the overall supply chain where there are often significant risks such as labour standards or opportunities for example positioning local SMEs in lower tiers of the supply chain.
Encourage innovation The process should encourage innovation related to more sustainable goods, works and services, through effective market research and use of outcome specifications. Develop a competitive, sustainable supply chain There should be emphasis on maintaining or improving the competitive market.
For example, if a supplier with lower sustainability capacity is selected for other commercial or technical reasons, they should be required to develop a programme of work to improve during the contract.
This will improve the pool of competitive suppliers who can deliver sustainable outcomes.
Full and fair opportunity Local procurement, minority businesses, SMEs etc. However, this needs to be set in the context of full and fair opportunity and not positive discrimination.Sustainable procurement is not about “burdening” the market with extra requirements; rather it is a well-defined strategy that gradually phases in sustainable requirements in tenders and bids, promotes dialogue and open communication between the suppliers and procurers.
Sustainable Procurement Activities.
Working Together with Suppliers. Overall Initiatives; In-house Activities; Overall Initiatives. By implementing the PDCA improvement management cycle together with suppliers, OMRON is committed to enhancing sustainability performance in its supply chain.
The City of Portland’s Sustainable Procurement Program harnesses the City’s purchasing power to demand cleaner, greener, fairer, smarter, and safer products and services.
As a procurement strategy, sustainable procurement promotes fiscal responsibility and smart risk management. Long-term. Sustainable procurement is an important issue to CIPS.
It is at the heart of the CIPS corporate strategy for , and reflects the growing contribution effective. Sustainable Procurement is a process whereby organizations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organization but also to society and the economy while minimizing damage to .
Sustainable procurement aims to reduce the adverse environmental, social and economic impacts of purchased products and services throughout their life, and can include considerations such as waste disposal and the cost of operation and maintenance over the life of the goods.