Futureproofing Procurement

Futureproofing Procurement

The Importance of an Ethical and Sustainable Approach

Katie Jarvis-Grove

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This book discusses the ways in which procurement can help to provide an ethical and sustainable approach to business and product creation while raising an awareness of unacceptable practices with a view to their eradication.

This book demonstrates and explains how to best conduct yourself in a procurement role and what challenges you should be aware of. Factors such as being aware of modern slavery, supply chain’s pollution emissions, and opportunities to recycle and reuse will be explored to create an understanding for the reader in how value should be achieved in today’s way of managing procurement.

As you make your way through the book you will learn about tools and techniques that can aid you in making the right decision for you and your organization, to ensure that all ethical and sustainable elements of the procurement process are explored, evaluated, reviewed and documented.

This book discusses the ways in which procurement can help to provide an ethical and sustainable approach to business and product creation while raising an awareness of unacceptable practices with a view to their eradication.

You, the reader, will learn more about the authors honest experiences of working in procurement as you progress through her literary work. At the end of each chapter, she provides a mini case study exploring and explaining some of her purchasing stories that she has collated over the years.


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Katie Jarvis-Grove:
Katie Jarvis-Grove is from England and has been working in procurement for over 25 years. Katie has experience working for private, public, and third sector organizations and has bought primary, secondary, and tertiary goods and services. Her roles have included junior buyer, expeditor, buyer, category manager, procurement manager, consultant, and trainer. Throughout this 25 years, Katie has seen first-hand how purchasing has evolved into procurement and how ethics and sustainability are finally getting the attention and focus that they need. No longer is price the sole driving factor for procurement professionals when making decisions on which supplier to engage with.

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