Responsible Sourcing at Point B

Responsible Sourcing is the process of purchasing products and services that are produced in a responsible and sustainable way. This includes using standards to evaluate suppliers’ worker safety, fair treatment practices, and environmental and social impacts in order to make informed and intentional procurement decisions that are aligned with our firm values. 

Point B’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility extends beyond the walls of the firm. In 2019, Point B launched the Responsible Sourcing initiative, focused on strengthening partnerships with suppliers that share the same deep commitment to sustainability and social responsibility as Point B and our clients. Point B is committed to fostering lasting business relationships that encourage sustainable, inclusive, and responsible business conduct that drive greater value for our clients, communities, partners, and firm.

Program Goals:

  • Drive Greater Impact - Drive greater positive social and environmental impact through intentionally selecting suppliers and partners that share our values. Intentionally leverage socially responsible businesses and community-centric organizations where possible.
  • Emphasize Local – The communities in which we work and live depend on local investment to ensure a healthy and vibrant economy. Studies show¹ that most locally spent money stays local—paying for services, supplies, staff, inventory, and other costs of doing business. Each transaction can create, on average, three times more income, jobs and wealth for the local community.
  • Mitigate Risk – Mitigate supply chain risk by identifying and leveraging partners that share Point B’s commitment to responsible business practices and ethical conduct.
  • Develop Deeper Partnerships – Through the Responsible Sourcing program, Point B aims to create long-lasting business partnerships. Preferred partnerships benefit Point B and our partners by streamlining engagement protocols and strengthening the brand value of both parties. 
  • Reach 100% - By 2023, Point B aims to procure 100% of products and services from vendors and partners that meet or exceed the Responsible Sourcing program guidelines. 

For more information, please contact CSR@pointb.com

Vendors, please login here for more information and documents. 

¹ Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Independent Business Building a Community-Scaled Economy. “Key Studies: Why Local Matters. 3) Economic Returns.” December 2011. Available here.

 

This program was started with the belief that our firm plays a significant role in making our communities and the world a better place. While no legal requirement or regulatory agency has mandated responsible sourcing for a company like ours, we believe it’s simply the right thing to do. We’ve made significant investments in our own internal processes and business practices to ensure a healthy, equitable, and inclusive workplace. These investments are grounded in our firm’s values and greatly contribute to our prosperity. We believe we can further our positive social and environmental impact by leveraging and investing in partners that share these same values and beliefs. Point B is committed to investing in long-term relationships that ensure our communities thrive for generations to come. This program is our way of holding ourselves and partners accountable to making triple bottom line business decisions. We’ve developed a series of support materials to help partners navigate their own social responsibility journey and to outline the minimum requirements and expectations we have of suppliers who wish to do business with Point B. Mike Pongon, CEO

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