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Established in 2012, the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) conducts research and works with companies to develop resources, tools, methods, and processes to integrate sustainability into the procurement process.
The CSP aims to help procurement professionals make informed purchasing decisions based on the best available sustainability data and information.
Our sustainability-enhanced procurement framework aims to incorporate sustainability criteria across the seven-step procurement framework.
The CSP framework provides an overview of how sustainability can be enhanced throughout the procurement process. From integrating sustainability opportunities right at the start, to integrating sustainability into the sourcing strategy, to managing supplier performance on sustainability criteria, there are many opportunities along the way to consider how sustainability can enhance procurement decisions.
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Through performance assessments, identification of high-risk suppliers, and collaborative initiatives, Bayer uses its influence over global suppliers to ensure accordance with the company’s ethical, environmental, and social standards.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is the leading global brewer and a top-five consumer-goods (FMCG) company with operations in 25 countries and procurement departments in 22 countries.
Each year, Cathay Pacific Airways uses millions of plastic items for its in-flight services, ranging from meal trays to cutlery to amenity kits. While the company has made tremendous efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, it still has to rely on single-use disposable plastic for some items due to concerns about hygiene, and regulatory and operational constraints. Could choosing a different type of plastic help Cathay Pacific to meet their environmental goals?
Best Buy has more than 1,000 stores in the United States, all of which have many in-store displays. In 2012, the company partnered with the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) to explore ways to improve its procurement process for displays and define the criteria for making them more sustainable in the future.