Retail

Five Key Pillars to Ensure Safer Products

Consumers want safer chemicals and ingredients in their products. Thanks to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), companies can do 5 things to ensure safer products. EDF’s five “key pillars” are: Institutional Commitment: A corporate chemicals policy needs to be established. Supply Chain Transparency: A manufacturer or retailer needs to be knowledgeable on the chemical used [...]

By |2015-09-23T23:35:21+13:00May 24th, 2015|Government, Manufacturing, Retail, Sector|

Five Criteria for Sustainable Purchasing Decisions

The Sustainable Purchasing Council thinks procurement departments should apply five criteria when reaching responsible purchasing decisions. The first of these is understanding the ‘relevant environmental, social and economic impacts’. This implies quantifying / analysing organizational spend, and tapping into authoritative sources to estimate the knock-on costs.The four underpinning criteria are taking responsibility for these impacts, [...]