Did you know that the world’s first standard for sustainable procurement, BS 8903: Principles and Framework for Procuring Sustainably was launched in summer 2010, here in the UK?
Admittedly it didn’t arrive with much of a fanfare, but we think it needs serious consideration (but we’re bound to say that, being procurement specialists!)
So what is it? Well in a nut shell it provides guidance on the adoption and embedding of sustainable procurement principles and practices – regardless of the size of organisation. It covers all stages of the procurement process and is applicable across industry, public, private and third sector organisations.
We would be interested to hear from anyone who has already started to engage in the process…what are your thoughts and is it likely to deliver its aims of a truly sustainable supply chain?