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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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Procurement Leadership Group

Procurement Leadership Group

Bringing together sustainability and procurement professionals to build more efficient and effective models for procurement that enable fair, inclusive, and sustainable supply chains

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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


Marshall Chase

Marshall Chase

Associate Director

San Francisco


San Francisco


Paris


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Associate 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


New York


Paris


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


Fang Xie

Fang Xie

Associate

Shanghai



Talk to Us  
Contact the Supply Chain Sustainability team with any questions.

Our Insights on Supply Chain Sustainability

Future of Supply Chains 2025

Primers

Future of Supply Chains 2025

This primer focuses on the forces of change that will reshape supply chains from today to 2025 and offers recommendations for how companies can develop their supply chains to be fit for the future.

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Q&A: The Future of Supply Chain Sustainability

Blog

Q&A: The Future of Supply Chain Sustainability

To continue our Q&A series with our experts on the past, present, and future of sustainable business, we sat down with our Supply Chain Sustainability lead to discuss innovations, opportunities, and challenges in the field.

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Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Bloomberg and Digital Divide Data

Blog

Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Bloomberg and Digital Divide Data

The next wave for employment in outsourcing is not about finding the next location; it’s about thinking more inclusively when tapping local talent.

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Women’s Safety in the Workplace Toolkit Guide

Reports

Women’s Safety in the Workplace Toolkit Guide

This is an introduction to a new toolkit that provides guidance for companies seeking to strengthen their policies and activities that prevent and address sexual harassment.

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