In an increasingly globalised world, most companies have several tiers of suppliers spanning across multiple countries and industries. Risks of modern slavery, health and safety violations and other human rights abuses are endemic across most industries and can be particularly high in specific sectors and/or countries. Customers, governments, investors and wider stakeholders are increasingly demanding companies to mitigate such risks. In addition, the sourcing, transport and manufacturing of goods rely on the use of a range of resources, which can impact the environment. In turn, external factors such as climate change, water scarcity and resource depletion can represent significant operational threats to your business. Failure to manage these external impacts can pose risks to your operations, brand image and social license to operate.
Unravelling the complexities of your supply chain can be challenging
Identifying key risks and impacts across the entire supply chain can be complicated & resource-intensive and require technical expertise. Companies with several tiers of suppliers may find it challenging to establish where to begin. In many cases, the majority of risks lie further down the supply chain. Mapping your supply chain is a challenge in itself; gathering data from suppliers across the supply chain is even harder. Improving the visibility of your supply chain is dependent on leveraging supplier relationships and sufficient access to data, which may not always be available.
Assessing your social and environmental impacts will allow you to identify high-risk areas across the supply chain, such as material sourcing and the transportation of goods, providing you with a strategy to prioritise your resources.
Prioritise action through a risk-based assessment
We have experience in identifying risks across sectors & geographies and can help you prioritise efforts to address key threats and impacts in your supply chain. Assessments are tailored to your company’s needs, be it technical impact assessments, target setting (e.g. Science Based Targets) or holistic supplier data collection and engagement strategies.
How can we help you?
We can help you understand your supply chain and identify social & environmental risks to your business.
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I was impressed with the thoroughness and level of detail that our data set was analysed in. Presenting an extensive data set in an easy to use format was of great value in communicating the outcome of the work internally, and prioritising areas of the supply chain for future action.
Alan Sweeting, Global Health, Safety and Environment Senior Manager, Allen & Overy LLP
Avieco supported us in collating and organising data to develop a robust risk assessment process. They have been easy to work with, responsive to our requirements and pragmatic in their solutions.
Gijs Voskuilen, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Bunzl
Avieco has been the preferred environmental consultant since the beginning of our journey to become a sustainable company. Dentsu Aegis has worked with Avieco’s experts on various areas, such as carbon footprint reporting and assurance support, and recently also advised us how to switch our global network to renewable electricity. The team’s expertise on environmental sustainability is impressive, and the work delivered is always of highest standard.
Lars Holm, Global Senior Manager CSR, Dentsu Aegis Network
Avieco informatively led us through the processes needed to reduce our carbon footprint. With their clear and concise advice we have been able to effectively reduce our energy and waste levels. Avieco made the complex notion of energy efficiency into a manageable and achievable reality
Nigel Pink, Group Engineering Manager, Dominos UK & Ireland Ltd
Avieco delivered exactly the workshop we needed to get our sustainability team and regional leads on the same page when it comes to ‘market-based’ reporting. It’s a challenging area to tackle for a global business – particularly when we operate in a number of markets where there is little or no choice in terms of energy purchasing. Avieco has given us the knowledge and tools to ensure we get our disclosures right – they really exceeded my expectations for what we could achieve in one afternoon!
Dr Julia Rowe, Group Sustainability Advisor, Johnson Matthey
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