HEC School of Management and Ariba are teaming up for Green

Though the impact of sustainable development in the supply chain and procurement has been on HEC radar screen for already 4 years, the french HEC School of management has decided to expand their research with the support of Ariba – duly represented by an eProcurement/eSourcing pioneer Pierre Francois Thaler, currently director of managed procurement services at Ariba France, and formerly CEO and co-founder of B2Build, a European construction e-Marketplace – and to survey the top 300 European procurement organizations about sustainable development and procurement. The objective of the survey is straightforward and compelling: identifying the tools (KPI’s, suppliers audits, risk assessment systems…) which will help the better an organization to make Sustainable Procurement practices a reality.

In its latest report – and this explains this new survey – the HEC School of Management was reporting following findings:

62% of Chief Procurement Officers indicated that implementation of Sustainable Development was an important priority……but in the same response 61% of them also complained that they were lacking the tools, standards and cost-effective solutions to implement this strategy.

If you want to participate to this survey (15′ work – not a big deal) and receive back a copy of the final research report, it is still possible. Leave me a comment here before the 5th of March, and I’ll give you the further needed instruction.

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