Embedding sustainability into the supply chain makes good business sense. Embracing sustainable procurement practices can help companies manage business risks, achieve costs savings through material efficiency gains, enhance their brand reputation, and manage suppliers more effectively. Ever more regulations focusing on social aspects (e.g., human rights, slavery) further reinforce the need to embed sustainability into the supply chain. But success requires a focus on real-world impact rather than primarily compliance-based activities.
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