Carbon Climate

It is procurements responsibility to consider the carbon footprint of products and activities and their effect on the environment when making sourcing decisions. Procurement can make a real difference when cutting carbon emissions as carbon is associated with the assembly, packaging, transport, storage and handling of products and materials which account for a significant proportion of an organisations carbon footprint.

E-procurement is also a way to reduce carbon footprint, costs and improve efficiency by reducing paper based processes with streamlined electronic ones. This can be taken one step further through reducing business travel and commuting and using webinars or conferencing as meeting alternatives where appropriate.

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