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Supply Chain Sustainability

We work with 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.

Overview


How We Work

BSR’s team of experts delivers a range of services to help improve social, environmental, and economic performance in the supply chain.

We think of a sustainable supply chain as a network of transactions and relationships that creates long-term value for all involved stakeholders. Drawing upon our deep experience across multiple industries and regions, we help companies develop strategic approaches, engage with suppliers, and build meaningful collaborations.

Expertise

  • Development and review of leading strategies and policies
  • Integration of sustainability into procurement
  • Creation and implementation of innovative supplier engagement and training
  • Leadership and facilitation of collaborative programs that address key issues in sourcing countries

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

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

More Information

Complete Overview (PDF)

Meet the Team

for Supply Chain Sustainability

Paris


Karlyn Adams

Karlyn Adams

Associate Director

Hong Kong


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Associate Director, Consumer Sectors

New York


Paris


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


Armel Yver

Armel Yver

Associate Director

Paris


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


New York


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

Our Insights

on Supply Chain Sustainability

Three Steps to Tackle Raw Materials Risks—from the Inside Out

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Three Steps to Tackle Raw Materials Risks—from the Inside Out

Proactively understanding where your company has raw material and commodity risks puts it in a position to more efficiently meet stakeholder expectations, minimize risk, and maximize impact.

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BSR’s Women in Factories China Program: Moving from Risk to Value in the Supply Chain

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BSR’s Women in Factories China Program: Moving from Risk to Value in the Supply Chain

The Women in Factories program has given women workers in China the skills and knowledge they need to change their lives and how they work, creating value for factories and catalyzing change in manufacturing supply chains.

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The Digital, Sustainable Future of Supply Chains

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The Digital, Sustainable Future of Supply Chains

With all the buzz about augmented reality, blockchain, and the Internet of Things, how can we elevate sustainability to a primary consideration in the digitalization of supply chains?

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Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Tim Hopper

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Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Tim Hopper

We sat down with Microsoft's manager of responsible sourcing initiatives to discuss it's recent focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in the supply chain and more.

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Supply Chain Sustainability Illustrative Client List

  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • BP p.l.c.
  • Dell Inc.
  • FEMSA
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fossil
  • The Gap Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Hilton
  • IKEA
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Ocean Spray
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • Stora Enso
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Walmart Stores, Inc.

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