Many brands are increasingly considering engaging large portfolios of suppliers to measure, monitor and manage carbon emissions and energy use. Building supply chain engagement programmes needs to be handled carefully in order to ensure that suppliers understand the brands’ objectives and see clear value in reducing the environmental footprint.
Answering some of the following questions will be critical to the successful engagement of a supplier base:
- How can I demonstrate the opportunities for cost saving at the facility level?
- Which suppliers should I engage when developing pilot programmes?
- What data can be reasonably reported on a regular basis – and how can this be achieved in practice?
- How should I manage questions from suppliers around sharing of cost savings from facility level efficiency improvements?
- How can I set targets that are fair, environmentally meaningful and practical for suppliers to deliver?
RESET’s consulting services are based upon an understanding developed with our leading global brand and Asian supplier clients and our on-the-ground experience from the development and execution of carbon and energy management programmes at the facility level. Our services include:
- Development of supply chain engagement strategy from first principles to on-the-ground execution
- Training and capacity building for factory managers and technical teams
- Development of monitoring and reporting tools
- Development of technical training materials for use at site level
- Carbon and energy target setting and structured communications for suppliers
- Development of benchmarking tools and technical best practice toolkits
- Development of a supplier database and analytical tools to measure progress at the portfolio level