Procurement: Greening the Machine

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Procurement: Greening the Machine Procurement: Greening the Machine – A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s on why procurement is a key capability in developing advantage via corporate social responsibility What’s in it for you? Improved risk and reputation management in your supply chain  Reading time: 15 minutes Peer pressure, tougher legislation, a rise in global sourcing combined with increased … Read More

Apple’s Suppliers Pressed to Improve Workers’ Lot

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A day after Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, toured a Chinese factory where the company’s products are made, an audit commissioned by Apple criticized the long hours and dangerous working conditions at plants run by Foxconn, the operator of the factory Mr. Cook visited last week. read more

North America Lags on Supplier Emission Cuts

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North American suppliers are likely to fall behind in the race to capitalize on climate change opportunities, scoring a D average on emissions performance compared to the C average for European and Asian suppliers, according to research published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project and Accenture. read more

Japanese auto suppliers to pay price-fixing fine

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January 30, 2012 | Associated Press WASHINGTON – Two Japanese auto suppliers have agreed to pay more than half a billion dollars in criminal fines for a price-fixing conspiracy in the sale of parts to U.S. automakers, the Justice Department announced Monday. read more

Best of the 'Buying Magician Blog' 2010: Part 4

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Here is our first ‘best of’ – a four part review of our thoughts and comments in 2010.  Here in part 4 we profile: ‘Procurement Capabilities’ The Corporation as a Negotiating Entity (Part 1):  A three part guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and purchasing leaders on developing a corporate level capability to negotiate Here in Part #1: we discuss how to … Read More

CSR goes main stream

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CSR goes main stream CSR goes main stream – From the number of announcements by leading organisations in recent weeks there can be no doubt that corporate social responsibility (CSR) has established itself on the corporate agenda. SM has reported on HSBC, ExxonMobil, Siemens and Ford, to name a few companies that have recently announced sustainability initiatives. CSR is now … Read More

Procurement Capability in CSR: Risk Management

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Part 3 Risk Management Procurement Capability in CSR: Risk Management Procurement Capability in CSR Part 3: Risk Management – A three-part guide for CEO’s, CFO’s and CPO’s to assess how procurement can make CSR a competitive weapon in their organisations success In part 2 we discussed a stakeholder approach to CSR. Here in Part 3 we discuss risk management. 1. … Read More