eyeforprocurement Green Purchasing Report
eyeforprocurement's Green Purchasing report highlights both the benefits and obstacles that businesses face when implementing "green" purchasing practices.
"Going green" is no longer an obscure item somewhere near the bottom of a priorities list. It has become a major focus of governments, industry and the general public all over the world.
Not only are industry watchdogs and authorities falling over themselves to introduce recommendations, regulations and penalties for those who contribute unnecessarily to pollution levels, but customers are also beginning to demand that entire supply chains, from raw materials sourcing to final delivery of the finished products, be as eco-friendly as possible.
In an effort to establish the degree to which the purchasing segment is focusing on environmentally friendly strategies, eyeforprocurement conducted the Green Purchasing survey in June-July 2007.
The survey reveals that while green purchasing is a growing trend, few companies are realising any spin-off benefits in terms of reduced costs. In fact, the cost of implementing environmentally friendly purchasing is seen as one of the primary barriers to adoption.
However, nobody said that going green would be easy. Or cheap. But, for those who persevere, there are benefits in the form of long-term cost savings, as well as new and retained customers who would otherwise have taken their business elsewhere.
The results of the survey have been published in the Green Purchasing Report, which you can download now. To receive a free Green Purchasing report please fill in the form below and you will be e-mailed the report.
of the critical issues revealed by the survey will be examined in
depth at the Green
Purchasing Summit, which takes place on October
15-17 2008 in San Francisco, CA.