Sustainable supply chain management

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A key door to a fairer world.

Our supply chains often cross the globe to deliver the products we use everyday. They connect us with oranges from Argentina to phone chargers from China. At lot goes on behind the scenes to get that product to us. At times, dare I say it, it may not be practices you and I are proud of. Recent years have witnessed major brand scandals with practices in their supply chains, from waste dumping to modern slavery. Fragile, complex, and networked supply chains present situations where unsustainable practices can fester. A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Sustainability means different things in supply chains, from happy suppliers who are able to meet the daily living wages and removing worker exploitation, to reducing waste by ensuring that half-empty vehicles do not get sent out and that deliveries to the same address are combined to reduce environmental footprint, to investment in alternative modes of transportation. Some suppliers, due to complexity of the position of the supply chain often do not have sustainability expertise or resources, and they may be unaware of accepted social and environmental practices and regulations.

There is a growing need for integrating environmental and social choices into supply chain management, making sure it’s sustainable, fit for today and the future as company’s supply chain accounts for more than 80% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. Governments and organisations have become aware of the opportunities to meet the net-zero emissions target by tackling supply chains. Climate change poses a new risk to supply chains and a need to increase their resilience. This lack of sustainability is having a significant impact on companies’ profitability.

Whether it is a case of starting from the drawing board, mapping the supply chain connections and inter-dependencies in their supply networks, to engaging with different suppliers to really getting it off the ground, the initiatives, the systems and standards, training, and audits, we are help to support you on your journey.


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Sustainability standards and certifications are voluntary guidelines used by producers, manufacturers, traders, retailers, and service providers to demonstrate their commitment to good environmental, social, ethical, and food safety practices. There are over 400 such standards across the world.
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In a circular economy, there is a focus on reducing and removing waste produced in the first place. The circular economy is based on three principles, driven by design; eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value) and regenerate nature.
The integration of social and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting and managing. Suppliers relationships. The goal is to build strong, balanced, long-term relationships with sustainable suppliers.

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