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1.Organisation systems and procedures.For this task you will need to use your workplace, or a workplacewith which you are familiar.Outline the following organisational systems and discuss how they relate to environmental and resource sustainability improvements in the workplace:a.Supply chain, procurement and purchasing.A purchasing strategy is a method and range of policies and procedures that are related to the way that the organisation purchases the resources or stock that is needed to complete work activities. There are a range of ways that purchasing strategies can be analysed to ensure that the resource and sustainably needs of the organisation can be met and these may include:Supplier optimisation Global or local sourcing Green purchasing Risk management Quality requirements Surveying suppliers is a very useful way for a company to gather information about their sustainable practices and resource usage. Surveying suppliers on where and how they obtain or create the resources that an organisation is obtaining from them can often reveal more information about resource usage than thecompanies own usage. If the resources that are being supplied are created in an unsustainable manner, than the companies own usage can have less effect than the suppliers practices. It is important for this reason to survey suppliers to find the origins of the resources that they supply. A survey of ones suppliers should seek to find 16.02.2018
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out the total amount of resources that goes into creating or obtaining the products that they supply. Suppliers can be influenced to adopt more sustainable practices. An organisation can influence their suppliers by only doing business with suppliers that match their own ideals on levels of sustainability on work practices. If a supplier feels that they may lose revenue due to customers opting to purchase from a more environmentally sustainable supplier than they may change theirown practices to retain existing and gain new customers. There are programs available to assist organisations in finding sustainable suppliers. These programs are called supply chain programs. Supply chain programs are lists of suppliers and their resource usage amounts.b.Quality assurance.Quality assurance systems are complex sets of policies, procedures and actions that are put in place within an organisation in order to ensure that each phase of each task that is conducted within an organisation are planned and controlled in a manner to ensure that specific benchmarks of quality are able to be consistently achieved throughout all operations. Quality can be related to:OutcomesSafetyRecordsConsistencyProductivity16.02.2018
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EfficiencyCompliance Alignment with organisational goalsContinual improvementc.Making recommendations and seeking approvals.During the auditing and improvement processes, it is recommended for organisations to seek and consider input from stakeholders, key personnel and specialists. As with any type of

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