Sustainability is gradually becoming an important talking point in industry debates. Both consumers and regulators want enterprises to make their activities as sustainable as possible. As a manufacturing business with a robust procurement process, you can take these measures to improve the sustainability of your procurement process.
Procure from Local Suppliers
Try to choose local suppliers for most of your procurement needs. It is the simplest way to cut down your carbon footprint. When you source from local suppliers, you indirectly burn lesser fossil fuel and curtail your greenhouse emission.
Choose Unprocessed Raw Material
When choosing raw material, try to pick materials that don’t undergo any processing. For instance, if you use plant-based raw material, make sure your manufacturing facility uses non-GMO (not genetically modified) variants. Similarly, pick least or not processed raw material wherever it is feasible.
Incentivize Suppliers to Improve their Sustainability Quotient
As a buying manufacturer, you have some power to dictate the policies of your suppliers. By introducing incentives for suppliers that boast better sustainability, you can instigate healthy competition among them. Choosing the most eco-friendly supplier will also make your procurement process eco-friendly.
Embrace Paperless Procurement Management
Another way to cut down your procurement carbon footprint is to go paperless for managing its activities and processes. You can use well-thought-out procurement management software to take care of everything – from purchase orders to quotations and vendor correspondence – without using a single piece of paper.
SimplyPurchasing by Microsys is robust procurement management software that works on many fronts to improve organizational performance. It improves the procurement process and helps you get a better hold of sourcing, vendor, and contract management.