Renaud and Adrian discuss both responsible and sustainable purchasing practices. It can be easy to overlook buyers’ role in their supply chains’ ESG performances, but those that do not purchase responsibly or go further and so sustainably, are damaging their own supply chain’s sustainability. You’ll learn why in this episode…


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Episode sections

  • 00:00 – Introduction.
  • 02:44 – What is responsible purchasing? (+ 3 examples)
  • 14:34 – Responsible product design practices are a linked topic.
  • 16:29 – What is sustainable purchasing?
  • 18:55 – How sustainable procurement affects the supply chain.
  • 25:50 – ‘Big buyers’ are in a position to make positive changes. Small buyers, less so, but you still have options.
  • 30:30 – Forthcoming EU regulations will demand buyers to purchase more responsibly and sustainably.
  • 35:06 – The good news: You will save money!
  • 36:51 – Wrapping up.


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