How sustainable is your supply chain?
Welcome to Action Sustainability evaluation tools. We have a variety of tools to enable you to evaluate the sustainability of your supply chain. Evaluation of your organisation's competence to fulfil the requirements of the new British Standard for Sustainable Procurement, BS 8903 BS 8903: principles and framework for procuring sustainability - the world's first standard for sustainable procurement, BS 8903: Principles and Framework for Procuring Sustainability was launched in summer 2010. BS 8903 provides guidance to any size and type of organisation on adopting and embedding sustainable procurement principles and practices. It covers all stages of the procurement process and is applicable across industry, public, private and third sector organisations. Action Sustainability is pleased to offer an evaluation of your organisation's competence to fulfil the requirements of this standard. As the instigators and authors of the standard, we are uniquely placed to provide a robust and independent evaluation of your organisation. Our service comprises a comprehensive review of your capability. More informationFlexible Framework ToolThis is our simplest tool. It enables somebody with good knowledge of their own organisation to perform a quick overview of their position. The tool is easy to use and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. It provides helpful advice on what you need to do to progress your strategy in each area and will help you understand more about sustainable procurement and the actions you may take to help you embed sustainable procurement in your organisation. It is a good tool to send to your suppliers in preparation for performance or evaluation meetings. The tool is relatively simplistic and intended to provide you with a brief overview rather than in-depth analysis.
Assurance ToolThis is designed to support an audit of your sustainable supply chain practice. It is designed for people with some expertise in sustainable procurement and some experience in assurance techniques. It requires a high knowledge of your operation and organisation and can be used to support interviews or workshops where a wide variety of people would contribute. The tool is based on self-assessment and requires a degree of judgement to score each question. Used in a well facilitated workshop, it should take about 2 hours to complete.
Shaun McCarthy to speak at CIPS 'Best in Procurement 2014'
'Sustainability Helps SMEs Cut Costs, Increase Profitability'
Podcast: Shaun McCarthy's sustainability lecture at RHUL