Four Keys to a Strong Sustainable Procurement Vision

May 17, 2021 EcoVadis EN

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 a purpose-driven company whose mission is to provide the world's most trusted business sustainability ratings. Businesses of all sizes rely on EcoVadis’ expert intelligence and evidence-based ratings to manage risk and compliance, drive decarbonization, and improve the sustainability performance of their business and value chain. Its AI-powered risk mapping, actionable scorecards, benchmarks, carbon action tools, and insights guide a resilience and improvement journey for environmental, social and ethical practices across 200 industry categories and 175 countries.

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