A sustainability impact analysis is a way of staring to explore sustainability issues and ethical practices as part of procurement process. If it is completed at the start of the procurement process it will help integrate sustainability into the specification, invitation to tender and then be picked up as part of contract management.
What are the benefits of this simple approach?
- It supports you to identify the environmental, social and economic impacts and opportunities associated with a particular purchase
- If carried out at the start of the procurement process it will inform the product or service specification
- If carried out mid-contract it will inform contract management discussions on sustainability
- It will provide you with the confidence and evidence that you have systematically considered the sustainability issues of any given product or service within the procurement process