Why worry about my company’s purchasing choices?
Customers are increasingly making choices about which products or services to buy based on an organisiations ethics and environmental reputation.
All organisations purchase goods and services as part of the day to day running of their operations. From tea bags to gravel, office paper to roofing tiles, it is possible to use your purchasing power to make a green choice and make a difference.
The underlying requirement of all goods or services is that cost and quality must be assured. Ethical and environmental costs are now recognised as an integral part of purchasing decisions.
So whether you are running a hairdressing business in St Helier, or operating as part of a global financial corporation, sustainable procurement should be at the heart of your operations. Clients want to be certain that the product or service they acquire is ethically and environmentally sound.
Can I save money by buying environmentally friendly goods?
Buying green does not need to cost more. Remember it is about being:
Start by asking yourself the following questions:
- do we need this product at all?
- how can we use less of this product?
- are there any other similar companies who I could team up with to buy in bulk and take advantage of cost savings?
- how can we work with our suppliers to bring down prices? Ask them – you may be surprised
Tell people about what you are doing, use your green credentials to increase market share.
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