The time has come for procurement with purpose

You’re here to make a difference and change the world for the better, working day and night to help shape a successful business that’s also a force for good. A business with purpose. One that creates opportunities for livelihoods, not merely employment. One that builds families, communities, and entire economies, not just products and services. SAP Ariba helps make that possible with transparency deep into your supply chain. 

We help your company look at its suppliers – and at their suppliers and customers – so everyone can see who is doing good, who protects both people and planet, and how far their influence extends. With this level of clarity, you can improve the societal, economic, and environmental impact of your business and every organization and community it touches. 

  • Society: When you know the working conditions of the people who work for your suppliers, you can change those people’s lives.
  • Economy: Helping communities thrive while your business does the same is the best practice there is.
  • Environment: Seeing every source along your supply chain, you can make choices that protect our planet and preserve your resources. 

With SAP Ariba, you can do more than keep the supply chain flowing toward profit. You can procure with purpose.


What does it mean to be a Champion of Change?

Leading through change takes determination, focus, and passion. When you think beyond your role and the realities of today’s business environment, true transformation and collaboration are possible.

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Helping the World Run Better with SAP Ariba: Procurement with Purpose

Read about the ways SAP Ariba's commitment to purpose – which manifests in our vision, innovations, and partnerships – can help your business.

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Defining purpose is just one piece of the puzzle

Ernst & Young surveyed 420 people from all sizes of companies, and uncovered five key themes about what it takes to be a purpose-led organization. They reveal all in this compelling report.

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There are two phases that give the supply chain more purpose. The first phase is eliminating the bad. The second phase is proactively doing good.

Leila Janah, Founder & CEO, Samasource
Read IDC's report on what you can do about human trafficking

Human Trafficking: It Takes a Business Community to Drive Business with a Purpose

IDC reports on how SAP Ariba and Made In A Free World are supporting the UN Global Compact. Tapping our combined strengths, procurement organizations can help remove forced labor from supply chains.

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It’s time to move beyond “the noble purpose”

Accenture says companies need to embrace sustainable supply chain practices as a strategy for gaining a competitive advantage. What will it take to do that? Read this report to find out.

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SAP Ariba supports the UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

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Paving a Better Pathway for Indigenous Community

Recent procurement policy changes in Australia created new opportunities for Fortescue to partner with suppliers such as Muru Office Supplies and Complete Office Suppliers. Watch this short video to see how these companies are improving the lives of Australia’s people.

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Success without purpose is impossible.

Shiraz Sarang, Chief Procurement Officer, Group Business Services, Nedbank