Whether you’re already working on a CSR initiative or you want to start the process, make sure you’re on the same page as your suppliers. Do they measure up to your social and environmental performance? Do they share your sustainability commitments? Are they transparent?
Risk management: accountability and transparency
Whether you offer products or services, whether you’re a small business or a large one, every company uses a panel of suppliers. Whether part of a supply chain or simply your energy provider, every stakeholder in your business has an impact (and a responsibility) that adds to yours, because you’ve made the decision to work with them.
We understand that customer-supplier relationship management is important. Supplier selection is a serious process, a matter of trust and contractual obligation; your buyers need to take all aspects into account. Unfortunately, economic performance is most often the focus, leaving aside social and environmental performance measurement.
Securing your company’s financial health is of course an important element, but what about risk management? Transparency issues, subcontracting, disastrous social and environmental performance, work ethics at odds with your own… All these factors present risks for your company and should be part of the selection criteria in your responsible purchasing policy.
A responsible purchasing policy within your company is what we recommend, the first step of which is supplier analysis. In order to implement the necessary actions and create a healthy basis for your company’s development, make sure your trading partners have the same vision as you, and build a collaborative and sustainable approach with them.
Environmental and social impact management: we’re here to help
We help you manage environmental and social impacts and support you in your transition to better governance in managing your company and partners. The first step is implementing a sustainable purchasing policy strategy that will help ensure harmony between your suppliers and your different departments.
The first tangible action is to make sure you know your supply chain. To achieve this, we identify suppliers, analyse and aggregate supplier data, present you with the results and, after joint evaluation, we propose an action plan.
Based on our experience, we give you the tools to improve your supplier management processes. We provide you with a supplier code of conduct, we share our analysis method based on CSR principles and together with you, we create a roadmap that will include future goals and act as a guide during your transition to a responsible purchasing policy.
With these tools in hand, you’ll be well on your way towards a collaborative approach to continuous improvement, enabling your company to increase its competitiveness in the marketplace, achieve better risk management, increase resilience and decrease the overall cost of operations. That’s what A Beautiful Green wants for you and that’s what we help you achieve with our supplier analysis service.