Responsible purchasing

The term "responsible purchasing" came into being in the 2000s. Firstly linked to the concept of greenwashing, responsible and sustainable purchasing became a major concern of the purchasing departments. Today, responsible purchases go from the simple choice of paper to the purchase of services from other companies. Henceforth, the organizations establish ethical codes to control their purchases but also those of their subcontractors. In this category, find out about the latest social news related to responsible purchasing in companies, associations and institutions. Discover also examples of companies’ commitment and approaches in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Towards ever more responsible procurement

par Bruno Chretien Bruno Chretien

This article was previously published on orange.com. 633 million tonnes of CO2, that’s the amount of greenhouse gases saved in 2018 by the 11,700 suppliers of the 5,600 large organisations in 90 countries that responded to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This international organisation has commended 128 companies for their efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of their supply chains. As…

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Ecological Christmas: are natural trees more eco-friendly than artificial trees?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

Christmas tree artificial natural ecological
Did you ever wonder about the ecological impact of your Christmas tree? Is it more sustainable to buy an artificial tree or a natural tree? In the U.S most people prefer natural trees but is this the best choice for the environment? Let’s find out. Christmas trees – an easy choice? Throughout the years, Americans have favored putting their presents under…

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