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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

Action for Sustainable Derivatives

Action for Sustainable Derivatives

A collaborative initiative that promotes responsible sourcing and collective action to increase sustainable production of palm oil and palm oil derivatives.

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Clean Cargo™

Clean Cargo™

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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Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

A collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders, and airlines to track and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from air freight and promote responsible freight transport.

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Meet the Team

New York


Cliodhnagh Conlon

Cliodhnagh Conlon

Associate Director

Paris


Shanghai


Shanghai


Hong Kong


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Director, Consumer Sectors

New York


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Director, Information and Communications Technology

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 Decisive Decade

Blog

The Decisive Decade

The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.

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The Coronavirus’ Impact on Chinese Society and Supply Chains

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The Coronavirus’ Impact on Chinese Society and Supply Chains

The impact of Coronavirus on China and global business, especially supply chains, will be enormous. BSR's Lin Wang shares her experiences on the ground.

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Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

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Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

A company's value chain contains its largest GHG reduction potential, and value chain decarbonization is a necessity to achieve SBTs. For companies that are pursuing SBTs, we propose three steps as key to achieving value chain emissions reductions.

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In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

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In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

Companies like Amazon are exploring technologies to address the challenges of climate change. Recently, BSR spoke with Ross Rachey, Director of Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics at Amazon, to discuss the company’s approach to sustainable fuel technologies and how their work supports their broader climate and sustainability agenda.

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