What Has COVID-19 Taught Us About Sustainable Procurement


COVID-19 pandemic has brought global economies to a standstill and has created challenges to a variety of sectors including housing, building and infrastructure. Many business and government organisations have experienced some form of supply chain disruption – either through suppliers going offline, a sudden spike in demand or both.

Australia’s COVID-19 experience, which follows the devastating 2019-2020 bushfires, has led to significant supply chain disruptions from wood through to personal protective equipment.

The imposition of export restrictions on these products has compounded this situation, creating another layer of complexity to sustainable procurement due to process delays, loss of efficiencies, and cost impacts.

Read the full article on The Fifth Estate. 

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