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Procurement Leadership Group: Anheuser-Busch InBev: Empowering Procurement Professionals toward Sustainable Procurement

March 2015

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.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Procurement #Procurement Leadership Group

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Procurement Leadership Group: Cathay Pacific: Enabling Procurement Teams to Choose More Sustainable Plastics

February 2015

Cathay Pacific: Enabling Procurement Teams to Choose More Sustainable Plastics

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?

#Procurement #Procurement Leadership Group

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August 2014

Procurement of Display Units as an Opportunity for Improved Sustainability in Stores

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.

#Circular Economy #Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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August 2014

Improving the Lifecycle Energy Impacts of Notebook Computers in the Production Phase

Dell wanted to improve the lifecycle sustainability impacts of its notebook computers. Through its own work gathering lifecycle data from suppliers, as well as involvement in collaborative initiatives, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s PAIA (Product Attribute to Impact Algorithm) and The Sustainability Consortium, Dell had already identified the hot spots and other critical impacts that must be addressed to substantially improve the sustainability of notebooks.

#Information and Communications Technology #Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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August 2014

Purchasing Higher Quality Paint to Save Cost and Make the Case for Sustainability

Of the 5,200 buildings Telenor Real Estate maintains in Norway, most are small buildings made to house technical equipment. For this reason, most of them are situated on islands, along coastlines, on mountaintops, and in other areas with harsh weather.

#Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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