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Sustainable Supply Chain

Building an Effective Responsible Sourcing Strategy
Kim Vincent, Sales Manager, LCA and Environmental Sustainability Servicesphone icon510-452-6806 Email

Building and improving supply chain sustainability helps organizations manage risk, satisfy customers, create resilience, and deliver efficiencies that ultimately save money. Global supply networks provide greater flexibility than ever before, but create greater variability, too, when it comes to environmental and social impacts. As a result, each link in your supply chain represents an opportunity for improved sustainability performance, reinforcing your brand value.

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SCS can support your organization’s efforts to build a sustainable supply chain in several ways. 

  1. Risk Mapping and Analysis
  2. Gauging the risks and vulnerabilities in your supply chain starts with establishing where you are today. We will help you identify potential hot spots and set up the mechanisms to survey your suppliers. Once this information is obtained, you will be able to set incremental improvement goals.

  1. Vendor Management Systems
  2. From vendor management databases to supply chain scorecards, we can deliver the sustainability tools and metrics you need to monitor vendor performance to your specifications.

  1. Audit Inspection, Training, Oversight and Certification
  2. Our global auditing network can provide on-site due diligence inspections wherever your vendors are located, or train and oversee local auditing teams.Additionally, we are accredited to provide independent certification each step of the way to help your suppliers achieve a wide range of sustainability and green product certifications.

Areas of Expertise

Over more than three decades, SCS has conducted analyzed production methods and conducted supply chain verification systems for a diverse array of raw and manufactured material and components supplying the green building, furniture, apparel and accessory, electronics, and other business and consumer product sectors.  Some examples include:

Raw materials  

  • Forestry
  • Biomass
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Seafood

Finished materials

  • Steel
  • Wood
  • Concrete
  • Plastics
  • Mixed materials

Components and inputs

  • Food and beverage ingredients and sources
  • Building materials
  • Electronics
  • Adhesives and coatings
  • Chemical inputs
  • Textiles
  • Manage risk to protect your brand
  • Gain insights into supply chain hot spots
  • Satisfy customer purchase specifications
  • Build and maintain long-term supplier relationships
  • Develop greater operational and cost efficiencies

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Kim Vincent, Sales Manager, LCA and Environmental Sustainability Services phone icon 510-452-6806 Email Kim