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Supply Chain Sustainability

We work with companies’ supply chain, sourcing, and procurement functions to develop supply chains that deliver business value and are inclusive, resilient, and transparent, creating long-term benefit for all involved stakeholders.

Supply Chain Sustainability Overview


How We Work


Our team of experts works with companies to envision the supply chains of tomorrow and to put in place today sustainable and responsible supply chain practices at the corporate, buyer, and supplier levels.

Drawing upon our deep experience across multiple industries and regions, we help companies develop strategic approaches, operationalize sustainable procurement, engage with suppliers, and build meaningful collaborations.



Business Benefits


  • Proactively manage risk by developing a deep understanding of a company's complex global supply chain and its efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strengthen the organization’s license to operate and increase credibility through enhanced stakeholder and supplier relationships
  • Drive long-term change by increasing supplier ownership of working conditions and environmental performance in their workplaces
  • Have a clear, effective response to external pressures, such as reducing a company's exposure to costly shareholder resolutions, activist campaigns, and negative media
  • Identify opportunities for supply chain innovation


Expertise


  • Understand critical supply chain risks and opportunities
  • Integrate sustainability into supply chain, procurement, and specific category strategies
  • Operationalize sustainable procurement in existing processes and tools to align with a company’s overall business strategy
  • Develop an engaged supplier base
  • Get out ahead of future trends and consider their impacts on supply chains
  • Lead meaningful collaborations on key supply chain issues


Resources


Procurement Leadership Group Tools

Contact us to learn more about these tools.

  • Sustainable Procurement Framework
  • Category Transformation Service
  • Supply Chain Materiality Assessment
  • Supply Chain Stakeholder Mapping
  • Human Rights Impact Assessment
  • Country Risk Assessment
  • Supplier Risk Assessment

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Supply Chain Sustainability Illustrative Client List

  • Alstom
  • BP p.l.c.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Ford Motor Company
  • The Gap Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Hilton
  • IKEA
  • Kering
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A.
  • Michelin
  • Millicom
  • NIKE, Inc.
  • Nikon Corporation
  • Ocean Spray
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Stora Enso
  • Tiffany and Company
  • Unilever PLC
  • Walmart Stores, Inc.

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Collaborative Initiatives on Supply Chain Sustainability

Clean Cargo™ Working Group

Clean Cargo™ Working Group

A leading global carrier-shipper initiative dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting

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Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

A forum of the world's leading companies committed to incorporate and scale impact sourcing as a business strategy—ending poverty through procurement.

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Working toward a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large

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Railsponsible

Railsponsible

Railsponsible is an industry initiative focused on sustainable procurement and aims to continuously improve sustainability practices throughout the railway industry supply chain

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Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Advancing sustainability practices throughout all luxury industry value chains

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Meet the Team

Karlyn Adams

Karlyn Adams

Associate Director

Hong Kong


Erik Davies

Erik Davies

Associate Director, Government and Foundations

Hong Kong


San Francisco


Paris


Shanghai


Hong Kong


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Director, Consumer Sectors

New York


Tara Norton

Tara Norton

Managing Director

Paris


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

San Francisco


Meghan Ryan

Meghan Ryan

Associate Director

New York


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai



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Contact the Supply Chain Sustainability team with any questions.

Our Insights on Supply Chain Sustainability

The Coca-Cola Company: Building a Climate-Resilient Value Chain

Case Studies

The Coca-Cola Company: Building a Climate-Resilient Value Chain

The Coca-Cola Company partnered with BSR to examine what climate risk and resilience might mean for its value chain.

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Sustainability Standards Driving Impact for Women in Global Supply Chains

Blog

Sustainability Standards Driving Impact for Women in Global Supply Chains

Here's how multistakeholder initiatives and sustainability standards organizations can further invest in progress on gender issues.

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The US$660 Billion Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity

Blog

The US$660 Billion Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity

Our new report, Win-Win-Win: The Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity, shows how supply chain and trade finance mechanisms can be leveraged to create tangible cash incentives for suppliers, drive sustainable behaviors, and transform global supply chains.

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Win-Win-Win: The Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity

Reports

Win-Win-Win: The Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity

This report seeks to demystify the US$6 billion revenue opportunity for financial service providers to integrate sustainability considerations into supply chain finance, allowing buyers, suppliers, and financial service providers to create mechanisms that reward and incentivize sustainable behavior in supply chains.

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