Global warming, pollution, resource scarcity and social inequalities are the major challenges of the 21st century. As such, it’s no surprise that sustainability is becoming a central guiding principle within our society and increasingly taking priority on company agendas. What’s more, growth and profit alone are no longer the primary drivers, as implementing an integrated consideration of economic, social and ecological concerns continues to grow in importance. Our consultants will help you to achieve economic success while taking an environmentally and socially responsible approach, and to find innovative, solutions for sustainability.
Successfully implementing sustainability within the value chain
There is growing pressure on companies to take social and environmental aspects into account as part of their business activities. The topic of sustainability has become a success-critical management responsibility, particularly along global value chains. At a strategic and operational level, we work with you to develop effective approaches that reduce the social and environmental footprint of your value creation processes, and ensure rapid success.
Supply Chain Act compliance
Strengthening human and environmental rights in supply chains
The Supply Chain Act was passed in 2021. German companies and companies based in Germany must now have a close eye on human and environmental rights within their supply chains. From 2023, companies with more than 3,000 employees will be faced with the major task of fulfilling the due diligence obligations defined in the Act, or proving that these obligations have been fulfilled. Our consultants will be happy to support you – from status quo analysis to full implementation.
Successfully fulfill new reporting obligations
EU taxonomy is a standard that regulates environmental sustainability within the EU. It offers companies the opportunity to demonstrate their performance and progress on the path to a sustainable economy in a consistent and comparable way. As it is tied to certain non-financial disclosure requirements, it also beings with it extended reporting requirements for companies. It therefore makes sense to deal with the new requirements introduced by EU taxonomy at an early stage. Our experts will be happy to help you with this.
Establishing a sustainable purchasing organization
Depending on the industry, up to 85% of companies’ carbon emissions are attributable to the supply chain. In addition to quality and technology, environmental and social aspects are playing an increasingly important role in differentiating your company from the competition. Purchasing is the central corporate function with access to the levers you can utilize to increase sustainability. Our experts will help you to successfully establish a sustainable purchasing organization.
Managing sustainability issues effectively
Companies are having to engage with the issue of sustainability more than ever before, which also includes taking into account stakeholders’ increased need for information in this regard. However, external reporting on environmental and social issues alone is not sufficient – after all, competitive advantages can only be achieved through suitable sustainability management. Our consultants will support you in appropriate communication of your sustainability performance.
Effectively locating sustainability within the company
The drivers behind companies’ increasing sustainability efforts are diverse. They include external regulators and the capital market, but customers and employees also demand a transparent corporate transformation moving toward economic, environmental and social sustainability. Our holistic approach ensures that effective and efficient sustainability steering is incorporated into your corporate performance management – of course in line with your fundamental strategic direction.
Shift from linear to circular business models
If economic growth is to be decoupled from resource consumption, the circular economy will be pivotal as a cross-functional enabler of innovation and sustainability. By applying the principles of reuse, repair and recycle, you can transform traditional cradle-to-grave processes into cradle-to-cradle processes. Our experts will support you in the sustainable transformation of your business model towards circular value creation. Together we will develop a strategy and an innovative business model that we will embed in a sustainable performance management system.