Efficio, the global procurement consultancy, has been named in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Green Supply Chain Awards, which recognises companies that prioritise sustainability as a core part of its supply chain strategy.
Recognising the global challenges presented by climate change and the part it must play in reducing the company’s impact on the environment, Efficio is committed to minimising its negative social and environmental impact – both with clients and its own practices.
Efficio’s dedicated sustainability SME group regularly assesses its working practices, actively seeking opportunities to reduce its impact on greenhouse gas emissions through measuring, removing, or offsetting emissions where it can, as well as purchasing energy-efficient equipment and implementing good housekeeping practices across the offices. Efficio is committed to achieving net zero emissions for business travel activities and intends to ensure all connected business activities also have net zero emissions by the end of 2030.
Efficio’s sustainability efforts also extend to its service offerings. Using detailed assessment tools and unrivalled procurement expertise, Efficio supports its clients in delivering sustainability within their own supply chains through a bespoke Sustainability Improvement service. Combining sustainability practices with the pursuit of cost reduction and supply chain value creation, Efficio’s methodology and technology includes training, assessments, and a five-step roadmap to reduce negative environmental and social impacts, mitigate reputational risk, and firmly establish a robust and measurable sustainability programme.
We are grateful to be acknowledged for the mark we are striving to make in improving both our and our clients’ social and environmental impact. At Efficio, we believe that the procurement function is ideally positioned to drive pragmatic, fast-paced change to deliver sustainability improvements aligned to business objectives. We’ve worked hard to not only weave sustainable practices into our own ways of working, but also those of clients through our bespoke service offering.
“Sustainability is a top priority for us, and we are proud of what we have achieved so far, but the journey is far from over. We intend to continue to improve our practices, finesse our offering, and make more waves in the months to come.”
Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics, says “There are several industry experts and market research reports detailing that Efficio, regardless of the pandemic, shortages, natural disasters and other supply chain disruptions, still regards sustainability as a top priority in the supply chain.
"Whether it’s a new solution, a new programme, or just simply a new way of doing business, these winners showcased heightened attention to social responsibility and environmental governance. Regardless of the challenges the supply chain industry faces, a sustainable supply chain continues to win in the end.”
From 2012, Efficio’s London headquarters holds the ISO 14001:2015 certification, which is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
This year, Efficio agreed to a carbon reduction plan, which is available to read here. Part of this plan is to globally implement ISO 2400:2017 Sustainable Procurement, which includes guidance for procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic impacts on a whole life basis.
To view the full list of 2021 Green Supply Chain winners, visit www.sdcexec.com.
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