Quick Guide: Sustainable Procurement

SBC Quick Guide: Sustainable Procurement (PDF)

The Sustainable Business Council asks members to commit to having a sustainable procurement process in place within three years of being a member.

Sustainable procurement is part of your value chain. Understanding your value chain, mapping risks and opportunities, and incorporating sustainability into your purchasing decisions and relationships with suppliers can:

–  Improve relationships and resilience through greater security of supply
–  Improve access to finance and lower-cost insurance
–  Lower operational, reputational and regulatory risks to your business
–  Provide a point of difference and competitive advantage
–  Realise opportunities for innovation
–  Fuel top-line growth and enhance productivity through efficiencies
–  Create new markets for products or services
–  Reduce resource consumption and waste
–  Enhance stakeholder relationships through better understanding.

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