It’s nearly the end of the year, and although it’s important to reflect on the last twelve months, it’s also helpful to look to the future and consider what your business needs going forwards. Read on to learn how becoming more sustainable and embracing ethical procurement in 2022 can strengthen your organisation.
The pandemic has presented complex challenges to all organisations of all sizes.
Although it has revealed the vulnerabilities of businesses, it also showcased the ways in which we can all be flexible and adapt to adversity with new methods of working.
At Gateway, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative solutions, and have witnessed first-hand just how helpful advancing your sustainability credentials can be in making your businesses more robust.
We believe supply chains are an essential element of the sustainability agenda. By examining where your business is sourcing the goods, commodities or services integral to your operations, you can check for discrepancies or weaknesses that may threaten your business’s ethical credentials, and ongoing viability.
This enables you to take action to change unsustainable practices, and replace them with effective and environmentally-friendly solutions that make your organisation stronger and more ethically compliant, now and into the future.
Investing in developing a sustainable supply chain comes with a range of benefits.
Many businesses are reluctant to change elements of their business out of fear that it will be costly. However, this is a misconception. Making the right changes can lead to substantial savings as sustainability often cuts waste through increasing the efficiency of your business infrastructure.
Investing in sustainable supply chains can also help you to grow your business and extend its reach through bolstering its reputation. Climate change and ethical business practices are extremely topical, and there is a distinct pressure on all organisations to prove their credibility and demonstrate what it is they are doing to be greener.
By sourcing commodities in an environmentally friendly way and securing partnerships with credible suppliers, your business will be perceived as one that legitimately cares – attracting like-minded organisations whilst boosting your reputation.
At Gateway Procurement, we help businesses and organisations across the UK obtain best value through procurement. We offer three main services, each designed to deliver the best possible value whilst ensuring you meet your sustainability goals.
Procurement Support: With decades of experience and a proven track record of delivering across multiple categories, our team of MCIPS qualified procurement professionals can help with a range of spend categories, including everything from consumables and travel through to energy and IT. We can also provide advice on end to end tender management, benchmarking and quick sourcing strategy development.
Cost Optimisation: Using a proven, three step process our procurement specialists will deliver sustainable, worthwhile savings that benefit your business now and in the future. We analyse expenditure to help you recognise trends, as well as identifying the right opportunities to benchmark current prices, review key contracts, reduce costs and engage key stakeholders. Finally, we can ensure you unlock the best value and take advantage of the right, cost saving opportunities by developing bespoke sourcing plans that fulfil agreed objectives.
Sustainable Procurement: From implementing the ISO20400 standard through to Net Zero ambitions – we’re here to help you improve your environmental, social and economic responsibility through sustainable procurement. Using specialist tools, which includes SECR reporting software, we can assess your current practices – which, in turn, can help us create informed development and improvement plans bespoke to your organisation.
Whatever your business goals are in the new year – we can help. Whether you want to further your sustainability strategy or reduce costs, our specialist tools and years of experience can help your business flourish in 2022.
Get in touch with Gateway Procurement today on 01482645844, or by emailing email@example.com.
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