Procurement with Purpose describes a growing and powerful movement – how organisations can use the money they spend with suppliers to help address wider environmental, social and economic issues. That is not just about emissions and climate change, but includes how to address issues such as biodiversity and habitat loss, plastics and waste, modern slavery, inequality and discrimination, and more. That organisational ‘buying power’ is now being used to drive change across the business and political world.
With case studies from leading organisations, insightful analysis of ‘business purpose’ concepts and practical guidance on implementing these ideas through the procurement and contracting cycle, Procurement with Purpose is a fascinating and valuable resource for anyone interested in how organisations can help protect and nurture this planet and its people.
“As businesses reconsider their corporate purpose and seek to broaden it beyond profit and shareholder returns, the ESG agenda has become a mainstream subject for boardroom consideration. ‘Procurement with Purpose’ will be a welcome resource for businesses and their leaders as they embark on this journey.”
(Russell Picot, Pension fund Chair and Honorary Professor, Durham University Business School)
“This book is an essential read and vital guide for all who want their organisation to become truly purposeful. Business and public sector leaders, procurement and sustainability professionals, the time is now and 'Procurement with Purpose'shows us how to collaborate with suppliers to do good and save our planet”.
(Jim Massey, Chief Sustainability Officer, Zai Lab)
"The authors show clearly the necessity for Procurement to drive more value to the business through promoting environmental, social, and economic benefits, rather than simply continuing to support short-term and internal goals. A must-have book to help understand how to handle all the aspects of “sustainability” that a company can be confronted with, and which new skills are needed to master the challenges".
(Martina Buchhauser, Senior Adviser, h&z Consulting and ex-CPO, Volvo Car Group)