29 Oct 19

4 key challenges when bridging the gap between sustainability and procurement

In the second part of this two-part blog, we outline the challenges faced by organisations when integrating sustainability in to procurement and how to overcome them.

Greenstone and Ardea International were recently invited to run a workshop on sustainable procurement at the eWorld Procurement & Supply conference in London. The eWorld conference is a key event for senior procurement and supply chain professionals providing insight into the latest innovations and technologies.

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SupplierPortal , Sustainable procurement

22 Oct 19

Bridging the gap between sustainability and procurement – workshop insights

Greenstone and Ardea International were recently invited to run a workshop on sustainable procurement at the eWorld Procurement & Supply conference in London. The eWorld conference is a key event for senior procurement and supply chain professionals providing insight into the latest innovations and technologies.

In this two-part blog, we outline some of the themes and insights we took away from the workshop.

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SupplierPortal , Sustainable procurement

23 May 19

Greenstone publishes Sustainable Procurement Guide

Greenstone has published ‘Sustainable Procurement – a guide to implementing sustainable purchasing practices’.

This guide is to help procurement and sustainability professionals understand what sustainable procurement is, how their organisation is performing in this area and how they can begin to integrate sustainability into their procurement function.

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SupplierPortal , Sustainable procurement

4 Apr 19

Greenstone sponsors leading sustainable purchasing event in North America

Greenstone is proud to be sponsoring the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s 2019 Summit in May. The SPLC 2019 Summit will bring together purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from different sectors to share and promote sustainable purchasing best practice for organisations. 

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Event , SupplierPortal , Sustainable procurement

28 Mar 19

5 steps to managing supplier risk and compliance

Understanding risk and compliance across your supply chain is now essential for any business. By successfully measuring and understanding supplier compliance can ensure that risks are identified, managed and mitigated.

Below, Greenstone outlines five key steps to help you shape your supplier due diligence process to ensure that you are managing your suppliers effectively.

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Supplier Compliance , Supplier Data , SupplierPortal

19 Mar 19

Collecting and managing supplier compliance data - the questions to ask

There is no doubt that there is more data in the world than ever before. But more data isn’t necessarily better, especially if there isn’t a system or process to manage it fully.  Whether you want to monitor supplier’s information, identify potential areas of risk or manage your suppliers more efficiently, having the right data will make this easier for you.

To help you gather the relevant data from your suppliers, and make the best use of it, here are some of the questions to ask.

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Supplier Data , Supplier Management , SupplierPortal

31 Jan 19

Addressing modern slavery risk with Ardea International

If you are covered by the UK The Modern Slavery Act and need help with meeting the requirements on an ongoing basis, Greenstone’s partner Ardea International can help.

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Modern Slavery , SupplierPortal

5 Dec 18

HSBC survey: global businesses targeting more sustainable supply chains

A third of global businesses are looking to improve the sustainability of their supply chains over the next three years, according to a new survey from HSBC.

The survey of 8,500 companies in 34 countries, published in HSBC’s Global Report, shows that those businesses making environmentally sustainable changes to their supply chains are motivated primarily by cost efficiencies and improved revenues. Furthermore, one in five claim that they have taken greater control of their supply chains over the past two years.

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Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal

19 Nov 18

Sustainability in procurement – 5 practical steps to more sustainable procurement

In Part 1 of this ‘Sustainability in procurement’ series, we discussed how sustainability is relevant to all aspects of an organisations’ operation, and the resulting need for an integrated approach to embedding this in the supply chain. However, changing the culture of a company is a huge undertaking, and embedding sustainability into everything you do can take time. This article, provides you with 5 practical steps which can help you start the process.

We will discuss this topic further in a webinar hosted jointly with our partners Grippr - a purchasing consultancy specialising in driving purchasing efficiency. More information is available on the webinar at the end of the article.

 

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Supplier Data , Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal , Sustainable procurement

15 Nov 18

Greenstone partners with UNGC and Ardea International to host webinar on optimising supply chain data

Greenstone has partnered with UN Global Compact Network UK and specialist consulting firm Ardea International to host a webinar on how to optimise supply chain data on Thursday 6th December at 4pm (GMT).

Companies are now operating in a world where business responsibility extends beyond the environmental or the corporate social responsibility (CSR) challenges of its own operations, and into far-reaching global supply chains. An estimated 80% of global trade passes through supply chains, with the associated risk traced back to companies who have no visibility of this area.

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Supply chain sustainability , Event , SupplierPortal

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