With corporate social responsibility (CSR) seeing the largest increase of any CPO priority between 2019 and 2021 (Deloitte 2021) and more than half of FTSE100 companies committing to carbon neutrality in 2021 (Ecoact 2021), it doesn’t need to be sold that sustainability in procurement is no longer a "nice to have" feature.
Some of the key reasons why companies are increasing their sustainability focus are reaching set targets, complying with customer and other stakeholder demands, improving supply chain transparency, and mitigating environmental impact, particularly emissions.
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