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Consumer Products

With complex supply chains, a growing risk of resource constraints and new consumer expectations, consumer products companies need sophisticated approaches to design and deliver sustainable products and services.

Consumer Products Overview


How We Work


In an increasingly transparent world, companies also need to understand and respond to evolving consumer perceptions and latent needs.

Our team works with our comprehensive network of member companies to develop new approaches to solving sustainability challenges, from implementing innovation strategies to co-creating solutions with stakeholders. For example, we worked with ANN INC. to design and implement a women’s empowerment strategy to reach 100,000 women in the company’s supply chain by 2018.



Our Focus


  • Climate change
  • Supply chain risk assessment; supplier and worker engagement
  • Brand integration and marketing
  • Human rights
  • Inclusive growth and women’s empowerment
  • Strategy development and integration
  • Stakeholder engagement

Our Insights on Consumer Products

Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

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Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, circular economic models had been sprouting up at increasing speed in the fashion industry. BSR’s new brief, Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy, explores the potential social impacts that may emerge from a mainstream shift to circular fashion.

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Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy

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Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy

In partnership with Laudes Foundation, BSR has developed a brief on the potential social impacts of a shift to circular fashion based on BSR’s research and stakeholder engagement.

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Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

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Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

Over the past year, The Estée Lauder Companies and Aveda have been working with LMR Naturals by IFF, BSR, and Envisible to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that identifies opportunities to deliver sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain. This post is the third in a series documenting the journey of this innovative partnership.

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Kering: Italian Women in Luxury Supply Chains

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Kering: Italian Women in Luxury Supply Chains

Despite the importance of Italy in luxury supply chains and the high prevalence of women in the workforce, little is known about gender inequalities faced by women working behind the prized “Made in Italy” label. Kering and its family of Italian brands—Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Kering Eyewear, and Pomellato—partnered with BSR to understand the status of women working in their Italian luxury supply chain and identify opportunities to support gender equality in the country.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

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Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

While women are vital to the Italian luxury sector, gender inequality throughout the supply chain still impacts them in the short- and long-term. However, both brands and suppliers are well placed to lead efforts towards improved gender equality in Italy, in both supply chains and in the country’s overall sociocultural context.

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Supporting Women in the Luxury Supply Chain: A Focus on Italy

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Supporting Women in the Luxury Supply Chain: A Focus on Italy

Working women in Italy face numerous challenges in the labor market, and little is known about gender equality efforts and the gender gaps impacting women working in the Italian luxury supply chain. BSR and Wise Growth conducted various activities to assist the Kering Group with understanding the challenges faced and opportunities available to women workers.

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Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

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Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.

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Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities

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Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities

Leading companies both invest in employee health and well-being and go beyond their four walls to make an impact in local communities. By doing so, they are creating business value and a competitive advantage.

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Consumer Products Members

  • Ann Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Capri Holdings Limited
  • Chanel
  • Fossil, Inc.
  • Gap Inc.
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (Inditex)
  • Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.
  • Kering
  • L'Oreal
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Marks and Spencer, plc
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Peanuts Worldwide LLC
  • Puma SE
  • PVH Corp.
  • Richemont International SA
  • Target Corporation
  • VF Corporation
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Collaborative Initiatives on Consumer Products

Business Action for Women

Business Action for Women

A coalition of business leaders driving progress for women

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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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Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Advancing cross-industry progress to combat modern slavery in global supply chains.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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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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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Net Positive Project

Net Positive Project

Working for a world where companies drive financial success and create "net positive" impacts by putting back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than they take out

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Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Advancing sustainability practices throughout all luxury industry value chains

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We Mean Business

We Mean Business

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team for Consumer Products

Cliodhnagh Conlon

Cliodhnagh Conlon

Associate Director

Paris


New York


New York


New York


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Director, Consumer Sectors

New York


Edwina McKechnie

Edwina McKechnie

Associate Director

Paris


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Paris


Elisa Niemtzow

Elisa Niemtzow

Vice President, Consumer Sectors and Global Membership

Paris


Paris


Berkley Rothmeier

Berkley Rothmeier

Associate Director

San Francisco


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


Talk to Us  
Contact the Consumer Products team with any questions.