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Globalisation has resulted in an increasingly complex web of supply chains that have multiple tiers, and cross national borders. So, the topic of sustainable supply chains is becoming a big issue of concern to businesses around the world.
The demand for more transparent operations means that businesses must include sustainability in their sourcing decisions and processes. They’ve become accountable not only for their own operations, but also all upstream suppliers and sub-contractors.
Reducing waste and excess packaging across the supply chain is important, but stronger competitive advantage comes from innovative products, processes, sourcing models, and services that reduce costs and environmental and social impacts.
Also, securing sustainable sources of raw materials is critical for business continuity, cost control, and reputation management.
As health and safety (H&S) regulations and best practices become more comprehensive, businesses must also extend their H&S performance management across their supply chains.
Industries recognise the importance of embedding sustainability in supply chains
Challenge: The client asked us to evaluate its sourcing processes for fish and other raw materials because it faced rising prices and reduced supplies due to fishing quotas.
Solution: We analysed every stage of the supply chain, from market, value chain, and competitive cost perspectives.
Results: We identified improvements that would save the client money, maintain its competitive position, and meet ethical and environmental standards.
Challenge: We reviewed the organisation’s existing safety culture programme, carried out a comparative analysis of its peers, provided recommendations for gaps we identified, and developed a rollout plan. We summarised the findings in a benchmark report, highlighting areas for improvement, and developed a two year implementation plan, as well as a HSE awareness campaign providing safety messages and use of communication tools.
Solution: We reviewed the organisation’s existing safety culture programme, carried out a comparative analysis of its peers, provided recommendations for identified gaps, and developed a rollout plan. We summarised findings in a benchmarking report, highlighting areas to improve the safety culture, and developed a two year implementation plan, as well as an HSE awareness campaign addressing safety messages and use of communication tools.
Results: We gave the client a concise overview of the areas for improvement, and priorities for activities to address these over time, and a safety message to roll out in a communication campaign.
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