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Social and Environmental Issues in Procurement

Social and environmental issues have come to the forefront of procurement agendas for a variety of reasons. This paper explains some of them.

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Traditionally, economic and qualitative factors are foremost to be taken into account when entering into contracts. Issues that are outside of the commercial arena are however now becoming increasingly important: non-economic factors, for example, where does the wood come from that we make our paper out of; how environmentally friendly are our contractors and suppliers; and are we benefiting our local economy in the wider sense when we procure?

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