The University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol has helped the development of a new sustainable procurement index, the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) Sustainability Index. It is joint initiative of CIPS, PRGX UK Ltd and UWE.
Founded on academic research, input from industry leaders and best practice guidance from CIPS, this innovative online index provides buyers with an independent rating of sustainability credentials of their suppliers, considering economic and social factors as well as environmental ones.
Professor Andrew Douglas (UWE’s Bristol Business School), who led the research, delivered the keynote speech at last month’s Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Summit where the index was launched.
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