PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Getting bad publicity, losing customers, and being subject to criminal consequences are just a few of the risks an organization can face when its procurement professionals are unaware of constantly changing social responsibility concerns.
To combat this disturbing trend, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA), the world’s leading procurement training provider, today unveiled their latest full-length online purchasing course, “Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility.”
“Every day, the news reports about shameful things like child labor, human trafficking, hazardous working conditions, and animal cruelty being discovered in the supply chains of once-respectable companies,” said Charles Dominick, President and Chief Procurement Officer of the Next Level Purchasing Association.
“Sure, these companies get pressured to react and fix those situations, but the new course, ‘Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility,’ helps companies be proactive and prevent these atrocities from happening under their watch in the first place. This course is designed to help companies keep themselves from appearing in the news for all the wrong reasons.
More than ever, customers are paying closer attention to where products come from, what they are made of and who made them. With laws like the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Securities and Exchange Commission requiring full public disclosure in the usage of conflict minerals in all goods, an organization’s exposure to substantial fines and penalties is greater than before if it’s not in compliance with these laws and regulations.
“Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility” covers topics that can take a supply chain organization from irresponsible to industry-leading with respect to being good stewards of mankind and the planet.
About The Next Level Purchasing Association
Founded in the year 2000, the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA) is a leading provider of online training and purchasing certification. Its training, which includes the globally-recognized Senior Professional in Supply Management® (SPSM®) family of Certifications for world-class supply management success, has been pursued by procurement professionals and prestigious organizations in 160 countries throughout the world. With over 270,000 members, the NLPA is also the world's largest professional purchasing association.