Four Keys to a Strong Sustainable Procurement Vision

May 17, 2021 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

Becoming a leader in sustainable procurement requires a clear and compelling vision of how sustainability can be integrated throughout your organization. Visionary CEOs and executives recognize that sustainability is a compelling topic for consumers, legislators and investors, who are increasingly looking for businesses to serve an environmental and social purpose. 

Our work with leading sustainable procurement organizations has shown that the articulated vision regarding sustainable procurement often has four key features in common: 

  • They are formalized, memorable and inspiring;
  • They move beyond the procurement team and is integrated throughout the organization;
  • They are firmly linked to the overall corporate sustainability vision;
  • They are linked to the organization's value proposition and aim at driving global sustainability impact.
To learn more about why business leaders are heralding their sustainable procurement vision, read our white paper "The Substance of Purpose". 

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EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 200+ purchasing categories and 160+ countries.

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