TAG:Sustainable Procurement

Measuring Circularity

Squaring That Circle – Towards Practical Action on the Circular Economy?

by Phil Cumming on June 25, 2015

There is a lot happening in the circular economy space at the moment. You might argue that this has been the case for some years now. But things have appeared to step up a notch over the last few months. At a policy level, the EU is currently seeking views from the public in an […]

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Transparency In Supply Chains – Not A Solution But A Step In The Right Direction

by Phil Cumming on May 7, 2015

Today is Election Day – and it’s also the close of a Government consultation on the transparency in supply chains (TISC) clause in the new Modern Slavery Act 2015. I’m sure we’ll see lots of U-turns in the coming days and months after the election. Happily the Government’s U-turn on the Modern Slavery Bill (MSB) […]

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Organising A More Sustainable Wedding – Some Reflections On Consumer Behaviour And Sustainability

by Phil Cumming on April 27, 2015

At a meeting last week about Tokyo 2020 we strayed away from our discussion about how they were progressing with their sustainability plans (or not as it turned out!) and touched briefly on consumer behaviour and sustainability. In particular whether companies should make it easy for consumers to buy sustainably – in effect to ‘choice […]

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Walking the Talk: How to Move from Planning to Delivering on Your Sustainability Ambitions

by Phil Cumming on March 31, 2015

This blog was first published as part of the DōShorts Series on CSRwire Talkback. All businesses have arrangements and rules for how the business is run, how decisions are made, how goods and services are procured, how people are hired, how data is collected and managed, how things are communicated, and so on. But how can these […]

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Sustainable procurement – the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This case study provides an overview of how sustainability was integrated into procurement methods and processes, supply chain engagement and management, and looks at the sustainability lessons for future events and businesses generally.

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Complaint and dispute resolution process to deal with breaches of the Sustainable Sourcing Code

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

Sustainability lessons learned from developing and implementing a process to deal with complaints and grievances related to the application of the LOCOG Sustainable Sourcing Code, particularly in relation to labour conditions at factories in the supply chain which supplied sponsors, licensees and suppliers. The process was informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and […]

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The London 2012 Zero Waste Games Vision – event waste management system

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This case study focuses mainly on how waste was managed in accordance with zero waste principles during the operational period of the Games, including sustainability challenges and lessons learned.

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Management Systems for Sustainability: How to Connect Strategy and Action

by Phil Cumming on December 1, 2013

Short introductory guide to management systems thinking and concepts and sets out clear and practical steps to help you be more formalised and systematic about how and when you do things. This book will help you deliver on your sustainability ambitions — without needing to follow a single management system standard! Read an extract.

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