Resource efficient and sustainable buying

Resource efficient and sustainable buying

Resource efficient and sustainable outcomes can be built into the standard buying process using a category management approach.

We have done this below using a standard 6-phase wheel that is widely recognised. Our approach is wholly consistent with the FDF’s ‘Five Steps Towards Managing Supply Chain Risk’ which provides equivalent guidance for smaller companies.

For each of the six phases shown below there is detailed guidance and information. These steps can be followed by any retail or manufacturing business regardless of size. 

Waste prevention is a good starting point for all businesses that wish to adopt resource efficient and sustainable buying practices. The guidance and information will show you how this and other beneficial changes, for example in relation to water or carbon reduction can be achieved.

For more information review:

Define scope 

Analyse category 

Develop strategy 

Implement strategy 

Manage and measure 

Review and improve