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Consumer Products

Helping brands steward environmental resources and solve social challenges

Today’s consumers are increasingly values-driven and expect their favorite brands to contribute to solving environmental and social challenges.

From product design to delivery, consumer companies have an opportunity to strengthen and renew their relationship with customers while addressing a range of issues, including:

  • Reducing GHG emissions across the value chain
  • Understanding/managing climate risk and resilience
  • Enabling/supporting living wage and worker rights
  • Advocating for sustainable economies in key sourcing regions
  • Eliminating deforestation in global supply chains
  • Transitioning from linear to circular business models
  • Navigating automation and AI in retail and supply chain settings
  • Attracting, retaining, and engaging diverse talent

We’ve worked with more than 100 leading consumer companies across a variety of sub-sectors, including fashion, apparel, and lifestyle; homewares; retail; beauty and personal care; and luxury goods. We help companies at the cutting edge of sustainability to go further faster and companies just starting sustainability programs to understand the challenges and opportunities, set ambitious targets, and achieve their goals.

90%

Nine out of ten Generation Z consumers believe that companies have a responsibility to address environmental and social issues.

7M

Nearly 7 million fashion industry jobs may be disrupted by 2030 as circularity, automation, and other factors impact the sector.

9%

Globally, only 9 percent of all plastic is recycled.

How We Can Help

Adding Value to Your Business and Society

We can help transform your company, turning sustainability challenges into opportunities to enhance performance, spur innovation, and strengthen consumer engagement through offerings, including:

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Impact-driven materiality assessment, benchmarking, and risk assessments

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Sustainability strategy development, evolution, and implementation (e.g., worker rights and living wage)

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ESG reporting framework navigation and alignment (e.g., TCFD, Women’s Empowerment Principles, UNGPs)

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Climate strategy, net zero and science-based goalsetting, and decarbonization roadmaps

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Human rights impact assessments

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Supplier engagement strategies (stakeholder mapping and engagement platform development)

Who We Work With

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Case Studies

Developing a Climate Justice Framework

BSR worked with Unilever to provide the company with a deeper understanding of the concept of climate justice and its implications across different communities throughout the value chain.

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Sustainability Insights

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Investing in Women Workers: How Training has Helped Build Financial Resilience in Shea Supply Chains

For companies looking to improve outcomes for workers in agricultural supply chains, explore key takeaways from a pilot program developed for women in Northern Ghana’s shea supply chains by BSR, the Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation, and partners.

Collaboration

Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact

Our cross-sector collaborative initiatives and partnerships ensure that no company is alone in addressing systemic sustainability challenges. Collaboration is a powerful enabler for companies seeking to transform their businesses, while making a meaningful impact.

Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our team has extensive boardroom and field experience with consumer product companies.

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Jorgette Mariñez

Managing Director, Advisory Services

New York

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Elisa Niemtzow

Vice President, Consumer Sectors and Membership

Paris

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Cliodhnagh Conlon

Director, Consumer Sectors

Paris

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Berkley Rothmeier

Director, Consumer Sectors

San Francisco

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Charlene Collison

Director, Collaboration

London

Let’s talk about how BSR can help you to transform your business and achieve your sustainability goals.

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