Procurement and Sustainability are Your Yin and Yang!

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Yin and Yang article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Jenks at Kodiak Rating.

Procurement and Sustainability are your business’ Yin and Yang.

The question is; are you harnessing the natural power they create together?

For those that aren’t familiar, or like myself are more familiar with the symbol than the concept, the principle of Yin and Yang is a concept of dualism, used to explain “that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example, female-male, dark-light and old-young. The pairs of equal opposites attract and complement each other” ( 2018).

Procurement and Sustainability are two disciplines and business functions that exist in a perfectly harmonious contradiction. At their root, these two roles coexist with conflicting purposes, but function stronger together than they do apart, as they are — at times — seemingly contrary forces that actually are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in any business.

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