supply chain sustainability


Supply chains are the arteries of your business. You want to ensure that they are efficient and sustainable.

What do you do? How do you do it? Who do you involve? What are the likely barriers you will face and how to overcome them? How do you monitor and drive the implementation of the strategies?


sustainable supply chain management framework

Supply chain management to achieve social, environmental, and financial sustainability consists of 4 major steps.

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Mapping Supply Chains

  • Understand and define the scope of our work
  • Define our value chain and system boundaries
  • Trace and map the supply chain of products and services of interest


Impact Assessment

  • Identify the sustainability 'hotspots' in the supply chain - points of highest environmental & social impact
  • Quantify the level of impact in the identified hotspots
  • Select our focus areas for impact reduction


Development of a Sustainable Sourcing Strategy

  • Develop KPIs and performance tracking metrics
  • Set sustainability targets in each of our focus areas and establish a timeline
  • Identify key partners - suppliers with biggest share of total spend, external technical experts, research partners, and auditors
  • Engage key partners / stakeholders in the strategy development process
  • Identify best practices to include in the guidelines of the ‘Supplier Code of Conduct’


Implementation of Strategy

  • Set Expectations
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Remediation & Capability Building
  • Report progress and insights
  • Identify gaps and best practices
  • Communicate results with management through quarterly presentations, dashboards and tools