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Sustainable Supply Chains Beyond Compliance: Where Business Strategy, Retailers, and NGOs Come Together

Antea Group Senior Consultant Pamela Gordon spoke on a recent panel at the RILA Retail Environmental Compliance Committee meeting about the scope of “beyond compliant” supply chains, the associated business benefits, and leading strategies and tools for efficiency.

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Sustainable Supply Chains Beyond Compliance: Where Business Strategy, Retailers, and NGOs Come Together

  1. 1. RILA Retail Environmental Compliance Committee September 27, 2016 Pamela J. Gordon, Antea Group Sustainable Supply Chains Beyond Compliance Where Business Strategy, Retailers, and NGOs Come Together
  2. 2. From Environmental Regulations to Best Practices Pamela J. Gordon Senior Consultant, Antea Group Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability 31 USA Offices; 3,500 EHS consultants globally
  3. 3. Supply-Chain Progression for Profitable Sustainability 2Antea USA, Inc. Meet regulations Get ahead with Best Practices SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS BEYOND COMPLIANCE Drive the Circular Economy B u s i n e s s v a l u e p r o g r e s s i o n
  4. 4. Earth’s Mineral Resources are Finite 3Antea USA, Inc. SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS BEYOND COMPLIANCE And society is learning how to leverage materials we’ve embedded in products…profitably and responsibly.
  5. 5. Old Linear Model 4Antea USA, Inc. SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS BEYOND COMPLIANCE Virgin Materials Comp- onents Manu- facturers Brand Owners Consumers Landfill (or down- cycling) Material “leaks” from the Economy: • Few product companies “design in” reuse and recycling • Material mixtures are rarely identified • Prices for recycled materials vacillate • Brands and retailers lose sight of customers, after the sale
  6. 6. Essentials for Profitable Circularity 1) Executive Vision 2) Collaboration 3) Data 5Antea USA, Inc. SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS BEYOND COMPLIANCE Communicate identified materials (“ingredients”) Use real-time data (availability, prices, markets) for profitable Circularity Retailers: Take an active role Look back into the Supply Chain and forward through customers’ multiple uses NGOs: Focus executive attention Retailers: Take an active role; Think creatively
  7. 7. It’s About Maximizing Value SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS BEYOND COMPLIANCE 6Antea USA, Inc. Retailer, San Jose, California
  8. 8. Thanks to RILA for purchasing a book for each member. For more questions, contact Pamela J. Gordon Senior Consultant, Antea Group +1-510-406-9460 Pamela.Gordon@AnteaGroup.com Thank You! 7Antea USA, Inc.

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