Sustainable operations

Successfully anchoring sustainability within the supply chain

There is growing pressure on companies to consider social and environmental aspects in their business activities. The topic of sustainability has become a success-critical management responsibility, particularly along global value chains. If companies take the right approach to anchoring this at strategic and operational levels, they can increase the sustainability of their organizations and set them up for success into the future. Our experts support you in identifying fields of action and establishing innovative solutions. We take a holistic view of your supply chain across all functions.

Sustainable value creation

Reducing your social and environmental footprint

Depending on the industry, activities in the supply chain (Scope 3 emissions) account for up to 80% of companies’ CO2 emissions. At a strategic and operational level, we work with you to develop effective approaches that reduce your company’s social and environmental footprint and ensure rapid success. Our experienced consultants support you in the following sub-areas:

  • Sustainable procurement: Sustainable supplier evaluation and development, emissions balancing, and sustainable category strategies
  • Sustainable supply chains: Network optimization and climate-neutral infrastructure, resource efficiency, waste management, and loading and transport optimization
  • Sustainable product development: Alternative raw materials, cradle-to-cradle approaches, and sustainable design principles
  • Sustainable production: Resource efficiency, waste prevention and management, reuse and reprocessing, and circularity
  • Supply chain due diligence: Risk analysis and management, preventive measures, reporting, and organizational anchoring

Safeguarding the future

Standing out from the competition through sustainability

Alongside quality, costs, time and technology, sustainability is playing an increasingly important role for companies that want to stand out from the competition. Including social and environmental aspects in your value-creation activities offers many advantages for your company:

  • Being prepared for future market requirements
  • Improving the capacity to innovate
  • Strengthening the transparency of business activities
  • Increasing sustainability image and customer satisfaction
  • Complying with laws and regulations
  • Standing out from the competition
Illustration: Exemplary sustainability initiatives along the supply chain.

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