Quentin Dumas
Sustainable Value Chain Strategy - Accenture
Quentin's Introduction

I have over 15 years experience in Responsible Value Chain. I started as a Sustainable material experts to slowly cover the entire Value chain and life cycle of products.

Countries where Quentin can help you: APAC

What brought you to sustainability?

I started my career in procurement where I was purchasing gigantic amounts of "Stuff" that was used once and thrown away. Very quickly I started to implement new ideas to reduce waste or lengthen the usage of products. Then I focused on the manufacturing side, how to use less materials, reduce wastage, optimize energy and water efficiency, etc...

Which sustainable actions are you in charge of or have you implemented in your organisation?

I have worked on several closed loop recycling programs and developed products to increase life cycle and increase recyclability. Then I started to look into scope 3 and mainly our manufacturing partners.

The main tasks were to define "how to": quantify, monitor and reduce scope 3 emissions. A lot of this started with workers engagement programs with R&D, production and quality teams.

Which challenges did you meet and how did you overcome them?

Quality is a main issue when trying to replace materials in a product, but I think also marketing is an issue as brands have marketed the same way for decades and it is difficult to change mindset.

Reducing our consumption and being smart with recycling are key. I believe our really challenge is to phase out Fossil fuel and this will be sparked by innovation.

What are you most proud of?

Being part of The Matcha Initiative!

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?

If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, Scope 3 is very difficult to tackle because it is someone else's business. 70% of your direct emissions are from energy, so..:

  1. Look into alternatives and try to optimize
  2. Use sustainability as a value driver (if not regulated)
  3. Implement valuable sustainable actions
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?
  • Kick Start Help
  • Best Practices sharing
  • Experience Sharing
  • Expertise Sharing
Please describe how you could help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?

I have done a few training, but mainly people can reach out if they need to solve an issue.

Quentin's 3 main sustainability skills

Circularity / Carbon Footprint / Products

Quentin kindly accepts to answer your questions.

If you need additional insights, you can send him a message.