Outsource Magazine Issue 24 - (Page 46)

GreeninG the Chain As sustainability moves up the corporate agenda, driven by its increased importance to consumers, knowing just how green your supply chain is – and could be – is becoming ever more critical… Bryan Jacobs, Jones Lang LaSalle Bryan Jacobs is International Director, Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle, focusing on complex real estate outsourcing contracts. He serves as chairman of JLL Global Business development group, an ’s international team leading the firm’s outsourcing practice and outsourcing business development efforts. Michael Jordan, Jones Lang LaSalle The Senior Vice President, Sustainability Strategy for Jones Lang LaSalle, Michael Jordan is the author of Six Sigma for Sustainability (McGraw-Hill, 2011) and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. O ne advantage of the global economy is that universal information and transportation networks make it possible to procure expertise and goods from anywhere in the world at practically any time you need them. For most end users, the originating locale for the labour and products they consume has historically been neither known nor considered at the point of sale. This is changing, however. Granular supply chain data, networks of apps, and the proliferation of internet-enabled devices now put information about the embedded environmental and social footprint of countless products – and their substitutes – at the fingertips of consumers right when they are poised to spend their money. In the past, purchasers who thought environmental or social issues were important lacked the ability to act on those “After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortisation and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.” – Maurice Strong 46 ● ●●● www.outsourcemagazine.co.uk http://www.outsourcemagazine.co.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Outsource Magazine Issue 24

Editor's letter
News & comments
Seeing through the cloud
Steve Forbes
Embracing a lean culture in recruitment
The roar of the crowd
Andrew De Cleyn
Greening the chain
Private properties
NOA round-up
PR Chandrasekar
Ten ways to shake your world
Matt Barrie
Roundtable: an excellent process
Talentspotting
The talent question
Transition and change
Never the twain
Setting the standard
Touching base
Head-to-Head
Top ten
The legal view
HfS research
Online round-up
Sourcebites
Inside source
The last word

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