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Procurement Leadership Group

Creating new opportunities for companies by incorporating sustainability into everyday procurement practices

Overview

Introduction

Despite the range of activities that companies have undertaken to improve supply chain sustainability, their focus often remains on mitigating supply chain costs and risks. By adopting proactive sustainable procurement practices, companies can create new opportunities and business benefits. 

We established the Procurement Leadership Group in 2015 to help participants create new opportunities by incorporating sustainability criteria into everyday procurement practices.

Our Mission

We are building a community of procurement professionals—those responsible for the acquisition of direct and indirect goods and services from outside sources—from across regions, industries, and sectors to create business value through sustainable procurement.

Our Focus

  • Elevating companies’ ambition levels to drive innovation and business value through sustainable procurement
  • Expanding the role and visibility of procurement professionals within organizations
  • Deepening relationships with business partners across the supply chain
  • Changing procurement practices that lead to positive social and environmental impacts
  • Demonstrating leadership in sustainable procurement 

Why Join?

The Procurement Leadership Group offers members resources and tools to enhance sustainable procurement, as well as a network and forum to share common challenges and successes. 

The group offers members:

  • Facilitated discussions on enhancing the sustainability of common procurement categories
  • Collection, analysis, and sharing of individual company and group examples and best practices
  • Engagements with and learnings from key experts and advisors

Resources

Procurement Leadership Group Companies

  • The Allstate Corporation
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
  • Starbucks Corporation

Our Insights

on Procurement Leadership Group

New Thinking in Category Strategy Development: Plastic at Cathay Pacific

Blog

New Thinking in Category Strategy Development: Plastic at Cathay Pacific

The final blog of a four-part series explores how developing robust category strategies can improve sustainability in procurement practices—and drive business benefits.

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Three Ways Companies Can Act on Plastic Waste

Blog

Three Ways Companies Can Act on Plastic Waste

Few companies can do without plastic, but the material causes significant environmental problems. Companies can act by optimizing procurement and waste management practices.

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The Key to Supplier Engagement? Make It Work for Them

Blog

The Key to Supplier Engagement? Make It Work for Them

In a conversation with David Lawrence, BSR's Tara Norton explores how to engage successfully with suppliers on sustainability.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev: Empowering Procurement Professionals toward Sustainable Procurement

Case Studies

Anheuser-Busch InBev: Empowering Procurement Professionals toward Sustainable Procurement

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.

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Meet the Team

Tara Norton

Tara Norton

Managing Director, Supply Chain

Paris


New York


Talk to Us  
Contact the Procurement Leadership Group team with any questions.