Say if you’re sustaining

2 September 2009
Supply Management’s latest issue has a special focus on CSR and sustainable procurement. We consider whether its implementation and popularity has decreased as a result of the economic decline, examine public and private sector examples of it being put it into action and ask whether buyers have seen savings as a result. Whether your organisation is considering the CSR agenda or not, it seems a day doesn’t pass without it cropping up in the press. Yesterday, for example, it was reported that climate activists disguised as construction workers glued themselves together to block the foyer at the HQ of a bank in London. They said they were protesting the banks investment in fossil fuel projects. Meanwhile Hollywood star Brad Pitt donned a hard hat and toured a building site in Spain to learn about the environmental sustainability aspects of an urban renewal project. The actor set up the Make It Right foundation, which aims to rebuild parts of New Orleans hit by hurricane Katrina. If the manner in which you purchase is having a positive impact, make sure you shout about it.
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