If our aim is to create value, an integrated path towards sustainability should always entail the supply chain’s involvement.
Monitoring the behaviors of different players in the supply chain can lead to the selection of more ethical partners or new activities aimed at gradually improve the performance of “historical” suppliers up to the full compliance with company policies.
The typical intervention areas are social and environmental sustainability, with special reference to reducing hazardous chemicals in production processes.
Supply chain mapping is the first step of 4sustainability path for brands and business at the highest level of the chain. This step includes the classification of suppliers according to homogeneous groups and the definition of exclusion criteria in line with the project’s goals.
Verification of the company commitment and objectives is the starting point to build a true monitoring system and define the working tools to achieve concrete results.
Every activity is conceived to create a rating system of the supplier, from the creation of a self-assessment list to be sent to the supply chain for a first snapshot of state of art, to the definition of a program for compliance audits. Activities also include the activation of sampling procedure for testing activities on purchased products.