Supply Management Magazine: April-June 22

The A-Z of sustainable procurement

It's easy being green...

...when you empower procurement. Well, maybe easy is a stretch, but the journey to sustainability can be made simpler by committing to several key principles, including an open approach to communications, collaborating – with suppliers, peers and competitors – and, crucially, embedding these values into the organisation's core culture.

In the current issue big read we look at how procurement and supply chain professionals can achieve best practice across the board, from sharpening soft skills to selecting a reporting partner, and learning from those leading the charge.

Also in this issue:

  • CPO interview: Lendlease Australia's head of responsible sourcing Ro Coroneos talks about the firm's plans to hit, not net carbon, but absolute zero carbon by 2040
  • Women in procurement: We ask what it takes to support women in their careers, through changing life stages and on the path to leadership and beyond
  • Skills: Learn how to talk to suppliers about sustainability, and find out how buyers can use the psychology of anchoring in their negotiations
  • Case study: McDonald's opens the UK's first net zero restaurant and a collective is educating suppliers on how to fix fails in audits and inspections
  • Analysis: With emissions reporting bodies using a diverse array of metrics and standards across the world, can you ever be sure what a net zero target means?
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