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Advancing the Circular Economy through Procurement

 

The CCSP held its 3rd Peer Exchange of the year in May, placing the spotlight on circularity and procurement. The webinar delved into the principles and practices of a circular economy and highlighted two stories from CCSP members. This included an innovative furniture reuse program at UBC and a look at how the PC Provincial health Authority (PHSA) is putting Reusables First. 

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Fraudulent activity related to large orders and requests for banking information

Please be advised that there are fraudulent attempts being made in the name of Reeve Consulting to place large orders for goods and to request sensitive banking information. If you or your organization have been approached under such circumstances, we urge you to be cautious and to notify your local law enforcement agency.

We understand the gravity of this situation and encourage everyone to practice due diligence when dealing with unfamiliar or unexpected financial requests. Protecting your information and guarding against potential scams is vital in today’s interconnected world. At Reeve Consulting, we take these matters seriously and are actively investigating this fraudulent activity.

Reeve Consulting is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to your trust and security. If you have any questions or require further information regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@reeveconsulting.com.

Here comes the sun: Reeve’s Newest Hires

With the continuous growth and interests in the sustainable procurement industry, we are excited to expand our team with two new professionals who will bring expertise and rich cultural perspectives at Reeve Co Reeve Consulting! Meet Jim and Ximena!  

Ximena Sanchez

Ximena comes with her commitment to driving positive societal and environmental change through the seamless integration of sustainability principles into supply chains and corporate business strategies. She also brings invaluable expertise. She has a background in multinational supply chain and procurement roles, focusing on demand forecasting, and inventory analysis, and experience cultivating strong supplier relationships within the private sector. Ximena holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Business and Innovation from EADA Business School in Barcelona, she is well-equipped to contribute to Reeve and support our clients.

Outside of the office, Ximena finds joy in traveling, learning about different cultures, and preparing vegetarian cuisine. She practices yoga and loves to run around Vancouver’s Sea Wall.

Jim Yang

Jim is a Co-op student from the UBC Sauder School of Business and will be contributing his marketing skills to help with the company’s social media, newsletters, data analytics, and event organizing. He’ll also be involved with marketing video projects and business development planning.

Beyond working, Jim likes taking adventures. Whether skiing down slopes, swimming through waves, backpacking across countries, or experimenting with new recipes, he embraces every opportunity to explore and learn.

The Importance of Sustainable Procurement of Building Materials 

This resource by One Planet Network and the United Nations targets public procurers engaged in various contracting agreements concerning building materials and products, encompassing procurement for construction works as well as activities such as material extraction, manufacturing, building, refurbishment, design, and deconstruction. 

 

 

 

Access the resource HERE

Understanding the Scale of Global Slavery

Every day, countless individuals are trapped in exploitative situations they can’t escape. Unbeknownst to us, many of the products and services we consume are tied to this hidden human toll. In 2021, an estimated 50 million people were trapped in modern slavery.

Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index (GSI) is a great resource, offering national estimates for 160 countries based on thousands of survivor interviews and vulnerability assessments across 75 nations. 

Access the resource HERE

Taking Action Against Child Labour in Global Supply Chains

World Vision has released a resource that informs readers on Modern Slavery in supply chains. Unfortunately, many companies have a high risk of importing goods that are that is produced by forced labour. Fortunately, the majority of Canadians are voicing their concern for this matter.

As World Vision States: “84% of Canadians are frustrated with how difficult it is to determine where, how and by whom the products they buy are made.”

 

Access the resource HERE

Best Practice Framework Series #9: Want to Excel in the Supply Chain Industry? Engage, Engage, Engage.

Think about the first supplier that agreed to do business with you and consider how that relationship laid the groundwork for your procurement practices. In the world of procurement, where sustainability has become a central focus, engaging with your existing suppliers is not just a good practice; it’s imperative. Supplier engagement can drive sustainability by promoting transparency and shared responsibility throughout the supply chain.

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Read the Latest and Greatest Sustainable Procurement Trends and Success Stories from the CCSP

CCSP releases its 14th State of the Nation Report on Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada

Have you been wondering what other public sector organizations are doing to advance sustainable procurement – or wondering what to do next in your own institution? Take a look at the Canadian Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement’s 2023 Annual Report on the State of Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada! 

Download from here 

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The True Cost of a T-Shirt: Unveiling the Hidden Realities of the Fashion Industry

Want to know how we felt when we spent $20 on a t-shirt that never arrived? Pretty darn good! 

 

Reeve recently purchased Not a T-Shirt from Fashion Revolution, an organization that advocates for ethical practices and environmental responsibility in the fashion industry. The Not a T-Shirt campaign urges people to shift their mindsets from “getting” to “giving”. By donating to the campaign, we are not buying actual t-shirts; we are supporting events that mobilize citizens to act in transforming the fashion industry. 

This got us thinking about the humble t-shirt, which serves as a symbol of a larger issue: the exploitation of both people and planet for cheap clothing. While we may be accustomed to snagging a t-shirt for a few bucks, the reality behind its production tells a much more troubling story that reveals the unfortunate reality of the fashion industry. 

 

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Fraudulent activity related to large orders and requests for banking information

Please be advised that there are fraudulent attempts being made in the name of Reeve Consulting to place large orders for goods and to request sensitive banking information. If you or your organization have been approached under such circumstances, we urge you to be cautious and to notify your local law enforcement agency.

We understand the gravity of this situation and encourage everyone to practice due diligence when dealing with unfamiliar or unexpected financial requests. Protecting your information and guarding against potential scams is vital in today’s interconnected world. At Reeve Consulting, we take these matters seriously and are actively investigating this fraudulent activity.

Reeve Consulting is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to your trust and security. If you have any questions or require further information regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@reeveconsulting.com.