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The role of procurement in the supply chain From simple sourcing and buying, procurement developed into the boundary-spanning function The selection and management of suppliers became much more important What is sustainable procurement? The aim of sustainable procurement practices is the inclusion of sustainability issues in the procurement strategy and in procurement decisions, for example in sourcing decisions or supplier selection. Sustainable procurement has increasingly often an ethical perspective Social injustice: for example, the situation of farmers in less developed Countries The violation of basic human rights: for example, in child labor or modern slavery Avoidance of particular brands and retailers or the support of good products like Fairtradelabelled coffee. Beyond consumers punishing or rewarding businesses for bad or good behavior, businesses also face legislation that aims to make them behave responsibly Areas covered by legislation are, for example, bribery and corruption and modern slavery Embargoes against certain products and the conducting of business with certain countries and individuals Procurement and Purchasing Purchasing is described more narrowly as the functions and activities of the buying process Procurement has a more strategic positioning and covers all activities of acquiring goods or services (including the purchasing function) Consequently, we have to differentiate between the more strategic picture of procurement and the more operational perspective of the purchasing activity The focus on procurement as a key function for making supply chains greener and more socially responsible is based on stakeholder theory and the idea that in many cases the customer has the more powerful position Drivers for sustainable procurement External drivers "Customers " General public " Governmental regulation and legislation " Investors " The desire for a competitive advantage by gaining a positive and sustainable image Internal drivers " Personal commitment of managers and investors " The wish to reduce costs by a reduction of waste, pollution, " Brand damage " litigation costs Barriers for sustainable procurement External barriers " Products price " Implementation cost of sustainable practices for small and medium-sized companies Internal drivers " Not knowing how to make procurement more sustainable " Lack of legitimacy Made with nCreator - tiplanet.org