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Purchasing Agents And Social Responsibility

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How do purchasing agents consider social responsibility in selecting suppliers?

When an organization utilizes materials from suppliers in manufacturing, social responsibility should be a consideration of the purchasing agent. For example, raw materials made in third world country where worker safety is a huge concern can have a negative impact on the organization if they purchase from such suppliers - as doing so essential supports the practice. Other areas of consideration should be the supplier's impact on the environment.

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Social responsibility involves an organization, or in the scenario of a purchasing agent's suppliers, engaging in behavior that benefits both the local community it operates out of; as well as on a broader scale to the customers served. When considering suppliers, purchasing agents should look at the impact each organization has in regards to social responsibility. ...

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The solution is over 200 words long and addresses the social responsibility factors a purchasing agent may consider when deciding amongst suppliers. Such items may include if the supplier uses "green" packaging, such as paper-based boxes and wrapping that are recycling; and the type of transportation used in order to reduce pollution.

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