As a business your purchases have the power to benefit yourselves, and improve your local community and environment. Supporting businesses in your area through procuring local skills and services keeps spending local, boosting the local economy. This can be especially beneficial now due to the economic impact of Covid-19. Additionally, spending locally will often reduce the carbon emissions from the distribution and delivery of goods and services.
Support businesses in your area by building relationships with them to provide your organisation with the goods and services you need. Make a list of the suppliers of the goods and services you buy into your organisation and identify the ones that could be sourced closer to home.