What is Ethical Purchasing/Ethical Procurement? The purpose of ethical purchasing is to promote good labour and environmental standards in supply chains. The concept reviews the main issues related to ethics in purchasing and presents some useful implementation information.

Ethical Purchasing/Ethical Procurement

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Ethical Purchasing/Ethical Procurement Definition

'Ethics' in purchasing and supply management can relate to a wide range of issues from supplier business procedures and practices to corruption. The common areas relate to ethics and ethical behaviour in companies include fair-trade, ethical trading, ethical sourcing, social accountability, social auditing, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, codes of conduct and reputation assurance (CIPS: Ethical Business Practices in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management).

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  • BCCCA (No Date) The 100 Times Case Studies. [Online] Available at: businesscasestudies.co.uk/bccca/creating-a-sustainable-chocolate-industry/the-supply-chain-for-chocolate.html#ixzz1mJ0D4O00 [Accessed: 10 February 2012].
  • Blanchard, B. (2012) Apple, Foxconn Scandal Highlights Exploitation Of Chinese Workers By Foreign Firms. The Huffington Post. 26 March.
  • Brock, G. and Doane, D. (2001) Ethical Purchasing Index 2001. The Cooperative Bank. [Online] Available at: www.thebcicertificate.org/bci_gpg.html [Accessed: 10 February 2012].
  • Chamberlain, G. (2010) Gap, Next and M&S in New Sweatshop Scandal. The Guardian. 8 August.

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