Our Sustainability improvement assessment will help you to identify, deliver, and sustain a sustainability strategy driven by your priorities around social, environmental and cost, risk and revenue impacts. 

After the initial OA phase of identifying potential sustainability improvement and cost reduction opportunities throughout the supply chain, we then work with you to create a sustainability plan, implement your strategy and ensure the improvements are measurable and maintained over the long term. 

You can expect us to:

  • Run a thorough OA to map out the cost and sustainability risk in your supply chain and identify improvement opportunities – we also evaluate how well your procurement organisation is equipped to deliver and sustain environmental and social objectives, to include a review of your sustainability KPIs, strategy and structure
  • Deliver on opportunities identified across sourcing categories and supply chain functions throughout your organisation, unlocking the potential of procurement to drive quantified cost and sustainability improvements; we typically segment your supply base and apply a range of SRM and sourcing levers depending on your priority categories and suppliers
  • Enable sustained benefits and improvement through leveraging our eFlow platform, giving your organisation access to our team of sustainability and category experts and our technology suite to ensure continuous improvement throughout your supply chain in the medium to long term

We also conduct practical category management to include gross margin/sales price reviews for clients within Manufacturing, Retail, Goods for Resale to help translate into practical top line benefits. Together, we will define and prioritise sustainability levers and demonstrate social and environmental outcomes that are measurable and reportable.

These outcomes align with your organisation and its sustainability objectives and typically include some or all of the following:

  • Emission reduction – carbon footprint, greenhouse gases, toxic gases, carcinogenic particulate matter
  • Waste minimisation – identifying and limiting sources of waste, promoting recycling or aftermarket and avoiding landfill, enabling circular economy
  • Plastic avoidance – materials evaluation considering total environmental burden, sourcing portfolio redesign for minimum total impact
  • Child labour and modern slavery elimination – improving supply chain transparency and auditing suppliers’ labour practices 
  • Supplier accountability and continuous improvement reporting on raw material sources and their own sustainability practices
  • Community engagement – ensuring fair wages, enabling local organisation in your supply chain, boosting employment
  • Diversity improvements – promoting the inclusion of ethnic minorities, gender balance and orientation through your supply chain
  • Cost minimisation with a sustainability overlay
  • Demand management of direct materials and travel
  • TCO / cradle-to-grave, such as increasing a specification to last longer so unit price is higher but through-life cost is lower (purchase, maintain, operate, dispose)