Case studies | Supply Chain and Operations

Green purchasing criteria

Challenge:

PwC was engaged to develop an approach to cascade environmental criteria into purchasing decisions across the organisation

Solution:

We worked with the client’s sustainability team to design and facilitate a cross-functional workshop to educate buyers from the client’s various divisions, including Marketing, Finance, Facilities and Operations, on the benefits and scope of green procurement.

Results:

A clearer understanding of green procurement concepts enabled the team to develop green criteria for their respective purchasing decisions.

Sustainable fish sourcing

Challenge:

PwC was asked to review the client’s processes for sourcing fish- a key raw material for them and one where prices were rising and fishing quotas were reducing supplies.

Solution:

We undertook a full analysis of every stage of the supply chain, including market, value chain and competitive cost analysis.

Results:

We proposed improvements that would not only save money for the clients, but maintain the company’s competitive position, as well as its ethical and environmental standards.