Sustainable procurement

DEFINITION: An exercise which takes into account environmental, social and ethical factors when selecting suppliers. Sustainable sourcing requires a higher degree of engagement between all parties in a supply chain.

See also: Supply chain

See also: Producer responsibility

See also: Traceability

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