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Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy

Companies have a growing responsibility to ensure their supply chains are sustainable, and in doing so, there is an opportunity to create both financial and non-financial value for themselves and their partners.

To start thinking about sustainability in the supply chain, the first step is to map your current state. From there, opportunities can be identified, risks can be mitigated and a future state can be designed with a roadmap to achieve the desired outcome.

Understand the company strategy & define priorities within supply chain areas - BASIC
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According to the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA), sustainability in supply chain management is about "orchestrating and continuously improving the planning and execution of processes at strategic, tactical and operational levels along an end-to-end value chain to achieve the most efficient use of resources in terms of utilisation and cost, while minimising waste and carbon footprint".

End-to-end covers the entire supply chain process: from product design and raw material sourcing to manufacturing, delivery of the final product and after-sales service (including end-of-life disposal).

To be successful, there needs to be a strong alignment between corporate strategy and supply chain strategy, with a good understanding of the key priorities.

It's therefore important to first know what are the company's ESG material topics (and thus priorities) before launching a supply chain strategy.

The materiality assessment is a tool that can help companies determine how to prioritise diverse environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues by identifying which issues matter most to the business success of the company and the company's stakeholders. After identifying the SDGs that have the greatest impact in terms of risks and opportunities, companies should determine the supply chain levers/solutions to scale and improve impact in terms of procurement, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.

12% to 23%

of overall value chain revenue can be added by investing in sustainable supply chains.
(EY)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

- The most widely used framework for implementing sustainability practices from both company and supply chain perspectives is the triple bottom line (TBL). The triple bottom line (TBL) is a concept that suggests that a company's success should be measured not only by its financial performance (profit or economic value) but also by its impact on social and environmental factors.

- Learn more about the Materiality assessment.

Suppliers that provide solutions:
Sustainability Consulting Services
Sustainao

Sustainao supports companies in their sustainability journey by building an impactful strategy, embedding sustainable practices across operations, and reporting performance to stakeholders.

Our sustainability consulting services are designed in a continuous improvement process:

  1. Strategy: governance, materiality analysis, risks and opportunities, stakeholder engagement, UN SDGs
  2. Deployment: action plan, KPIs, targets, data monitoring, training
  3. Reporting: data collection and validation, sustainability reporting (GRI Standards), integrated reporting (IIRC)
  4. Recognition: ESG rating and indexes (e.g., DJSI, CDP, GRESB, Sustainalytics, VigeoEiris), client's requests (e.g., questionnaires, tenants, EcoVadis)
  5. Assessment: gap analysis, benchmarks, mock audits
Consultancy and training services on sustainability, strategy, risk and entrepreneurship
SustainableSG

SustainableSG was started in September 2018 to accompany companies, non-profit entities and government agencies to review and implement effective and sustainable corporate strategies. Our services include:

  1. Strategy development and planning
  2. Assessing climate change-related risks and the impact to your organization
  3. Training and enhancing organizational capabilities
  4. Sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement
  5. Public education
A smart platform automating supplier sustainability diligence and tracking
Givvable

Givvable is an automated data platform that helps organisations understand the sustainability profile of their suppliers and supply chain. It captures, tracks and reports on the credentials of suppliers, that are the strongest indicators of whether a supplier is taking action on sustainability. Givvable covers local to global and SME to MNC suppliers, ensuring it has the widest coverage of supplier sustainability data globally.

Givvable will help you:

  • screen your existing suppliers and identify gaps for improvement
  • vet new suppliers at RFP, onboarding or renewal
  • find new suppliers via the givvable search platform
  • build capability in your suppliers through learning tools, modules and badges
Organic and Sustainable Certification
ECOCERT

ECOCERT is pioneer and a world leader in the Certification of organic and sustainable products in the agri-food, cosmetics and textile industries. Through its consulting and training expertise, ECOCERT can also assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices, especially with the de-risking of their supply chain.

With operating capabilities in 130 countries and with 2,200 employees, ECOCERT global footprint helps companies with consistent high-quality services all over the world.

Operates: Worldwide

Sustainability Consultancy for Strategy, Reporting, Training and Research
Sustainable Gaia

Sustainable Gaia is a sustainability consultancy for strategy, reporting, training and research. We help organizations in their sustainability endeavours in the following ways:

  1. Sustainability strategy including innovation, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessment, climate risk assessment, GHG emissions assessment and reduction among others.
  2. Sustainability reporting using various international standards and frameworks, such as GRI, SASB, TCFD, UNSDG, SBTi etc
  3. Sustainability training and workshops on several sustainability related topics, both foundational topics and deep dives. We also customise employee engagement oriented workshops around sustainability themes.
  4. Sustainability writing, research and communication for your organization's needs.

Operates in: Singapore

Sustainability Management Accounting
Tulya

At Tulyā, we are accredited sustainability consultants holding certifications in GRI, SASB and TCFD (now IFRS-ISSB), and ISO 14064 GHG Lead Verifiers, alongside being Singapore Certified Management Consultants. We are dedicated to driving sustainable business development across industries through Sustainable Management Accounting.  

We help MNCs with:

  • Evaluation of impact, risks, & opportunities
  • Re-assessment of materiality topics
  • Alignment with new reporting process requirements
  • Evaluation of value chain partners.

We help SMEs with:

  • Sustainability diagnostics
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Impact, risk & opportunity assessment
  • Materiality assessment
  • Governance structure & process integration
  • Connecting sustainability accounting with financial accounting
  • Scenario building & target setting
  • Creation of sustainability reports.
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Creating and implementing a supplier code of conduct is the first step to take for a sustainable supply chain.

Establishing a supplier code of conduct presents a chance for your company to foster a shared understanding with your suppliers regarding your fundamental principles and values. This will also aid in attracting suppliers whose values align with yours, while also providing clarity to discern mismatches. Moreover, it serves as a protective measure against potential risks and fosters transparent communication between your company and your suppliers. It should cover at least labor, environment, and ethics.

Suppliers that provide solutions:
Organic and Sustainable Certification
ECOCERT

ECOCERT is pioneer and a world leader in the Certification of organic and sustainable products in the agri-food, cosmetics and textile industries. Through its consulting and training expertise, ECOCERT can also assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices, especially with the de-risking of their supply chain.

With operating capabilities in 130 countries and with 2,200 employees, ECOCERT global footprint helps companies with consistent high-quality services all over the world.

Operates: Worldwide

A smart platform automating supplier sustainability diligence and tracking
Givvable

Givvable is an automated data platform that helps organisations understand the sustainability profile of their suppliers and supply chain. It captures, tracks and reports on the credentials of suppliers, that are the strongest indicators of whether a supplier is taking action on sustainability. Givvable covers local to global and SME to MNC suppliers, ensuring it has the widest coverage of supplier sustainability data globally.

Givvable will help you:

  • screen your existing suppliers and identify gaps for improvement
  • vet new suppliers at RFP, onboarding or renewal
  • find new suppliers via the givvable search platform
  • build capability in your suppliers through learning tools, modules and badges
Sustainability Management Accounting
Tulya

At Tulyā, we are accredited sustainability consultants holding certifications in GRI, SASB and TCFD (now IFRS-ISSB), and ISO 14064 GHG Lead Verifiers, alongside being Singapore Certified Management Consultants. We are dedicated to driving sustainable business development across industries through Sustainable Management Accounting.  

We help MNCs with:

  • Evaluation of impact, risks, & opportunities
  • Re-assessment of materiality topics
  • Alignment with new reporting process requirements
  • Evaluation of value chain partners.

We help SMEs with:

  • Sustainability diagnostics
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Impact, risk & opportunity assessment
  • Materiality assessment
  • Governance structure & process integration
  • Connecting sustainability accounting with financial accounting
  • Scenario building & target setting
  • Creation of sustainability reports.  
consultancy and training services on sustainability, strategy, risk and entrepreneurship
SustainableSG

SustainableSG was started in September 2018 to accompany companies, non-profit entities and government agencies to review and implement effective and sustainable corporate strategies. Our services include:

  1. Strategy development and planning
  2. Assessing climate change-related risks and the impact to your organization
  3. Training and enhancing organizational capabilities
  4. Sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement
  5. Public education
Sustainability Consulting Services
Sustainao

Sustainao supports companies in their sustainability journey by building an impactful strategy, embedding sustainable practices across operations, and reporting performance to stakeholders.

Our sustainability consulting services are designed in a continuous improvement process:

  1. Strategy: governance, materiality analysis, risks and opportunities, stakeholder engagement, UN SDGs
  2. Deployment: action plan, KPIs, targets, data monitoring, training
  3. Reporting: data collection and validation, sustainability reporting (GRI Standards), integrated reporting (IIRC)
  4. Recognition: ESG rating and indexes (e.g., DJSI, CDP, GRESB, Sustainalytics, VigeoEiris), client's requests (e.g., questionnaires, tenants, EcoVadis)
  5. Assessment: gap analysis, benchmarks, mock audits
Assess the sustainability baseline of existing supply chain - INTERMEDIATE
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Conducting a baseline assessment of your company's supply chain sustainability involves assessing and understanding the current state of environmental and social impacts in your end-to-end supply chain.

You can start by asking suppliers to fill a simple pre-/re-qualification ESG assessment. Ask about their environmental policies, waste management, energy usage, labor practices, supply chain transparency, and any initiatives they have implemented to reduce their environmental footprint. Check their EcoVadis score.

For critical suppliers a more in depth assessment can be implemented including annual data collection. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you do so:

1. Define scope and boundaries

  • Clearly define the scope of your supply chain. Identify key suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and customers to include in your scope.
  • Determine the boundaries of your assessment, such as geographic locations, product lines or specific processes.
  • Create a visual representation of your supply chain, identifying key nodes and connections. This can help you understand the flow of materials, information and impacts.

Tip: You may want to start with your internal supply chain to gain a better understanding of the baseline assessment, then extend it to your key suppliers and downstream supply chain.

2. Identify key sustainability metrics

  • Select key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics that align with your sustainability goals. One practical option is to reuse the "Common Set of Core ESG Metrics from SGX" and adapt it to your business and scope.
  • Common metrics include carbon emissions, energy use, water use, waste generation, social responsibility and ethical sourcing.


3. Gather data

  • Collect relevant data from your supply chain partners using methods such as surveys, interviews and data sharing agreements.
  • Consider using technology and software solutions to streamline data collection and improve accuracy. Examples of reporting platforms are listed in the supplier list below.

4. Assess environmental impacts

  • Assess the environmental impact of your supply chain.
  • Use life cycle assessment (LCA) methods on representative products to understand the full environmental footprint of your products or services.


5. Assess social and ethical practices

  • Assess social and ethical practices in your supply chain, including labour conditions, human rights and ethical sourcing.
  • Consider certifications and standards relevant to your industry (e.g. Fair Trade, ISO 26000) to guide your assessment.

> 90%

of natural capital impact (eg, affecting air, soil, land) of consumer sector is in supply chains.
(McKinsey)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For Carbon:
- Refer to the Carbon footprint solution

For Waste:
- Use the Industrial Waste Flow Mapping Handbook from Malardalens Hogskola Eskilstuna Vasteras to analyse your waste in manufacturing
- Leverage the SG Mandatory Waste Reporting system to report the waste generated by manufacturing and supply chain activities. Use NEA's reporting template to classify waste

For Water:
- Water Footprint Network (WFN): The Water Footprint Network offers a standard methodology for calculating the water footprint of products and supply chains. It considers both direct and indirect water use.
- ISO 14046 Water footprint: This international standard provides guidelines for assessing and reporting water footprint, helping organizations understand and manage their water-related impacts.

For Social and Ethical:
- B Corp assessment

Suppliers that provide solutions:
Zero Waste Consultants
Zero Waste City

Zero Waste City is an engineering consulting business specialised in waste reduction for commercial and industrial facilities. They help businesses to save money by reducing waste and to achieve Zero Waste goals. Their services include:

  • Waste audit
  • Grant funding application
  • Reporting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Project management
  • Training
  • Guidance towards Zero Waste certification
Sustainability Management Accounting
Tulya

At Tulyā, we are accredited sustainability consultants holding certifications in GRI, SASB and TCFD (now IFRS-ISSB), and ISO 14064 GHG Lead Verifiers, alongside being Singapore Certified Management Consultants. We are dedicated to driving sustainable business development across industries through Sustainable Management Accounting.  

We help MNCs with:

  • Evaluation of impact, risks, & opportunities
  • Re-assessment of materiality topics
  • Alignment with new reporting process requirements
  • Evaluation of value chain partners.

We help SMEs with:

  • Sustainability diagnostics
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Impact, risk & opportunity assessment
  • Materiality assessment
  • Governance structure & process integration
  • Connecting sustainability accounting with financial accounting
  • Scenario building & target setting
  • Creation of sustainability reports.  
Bespoke solutions for sustainable purchasing
Mind up Consulting

Mind Up Consulting develops supply chain resilience and purchasing sustainable performance through partnerships, fairer risks management strategies and people-oriented solutions. Upstream, we guide brands in their purchasing, risk management and traceability strategies development. Downstream, we work on the field to evaluate, support and empower manufacturers and farmers in their social practices and overall performance.

Our scope: multi-industries, worldwide.

Our clients are SME’s operating in wood, metal, textile, decoration, printing, construction and renovation businesses.

Operates: Worldwide. Currently mainly Europe (France, Eastern Europe), North Africa and Asia (China, India, South-East Asia).

A smart platform automating supplier sustainability diligence and tracking
Givvable

Givvable is an automated data platform that helps organisations understand the sustainability profile of their suppliers and supply chain. It captures, tracks and reports on the credentials of suppliers, that are the strongest indicators of whether a supplier is taking action on sustainability. Givvable covers local to global and SME to MNC suppliers, ensuring it has the widest coverage of supplier sustainability data globally.

Givvable will help you:

  • screen your existing suppliers and identify gaps for improvement
  • vet new suppliers at RFP, onboarding or renewal
  • find new suppliers via the givvable search platform
  • build capability in your suppliers through learning tools, modules and badges
Organic and Sustainable Certification
ECOCERT

ECOCERT is pioneer and a world leader in the Certification of organic and sustainable products in the agri-food, cosmetics and textile industries. Through its consulting and training expertise, ECOCERT can also assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices, especially with the de-risking of their supply chain.

With operating capabilities in 130 countries and with 2,200 employees, ECOCERT global footprint helps companies with consistent high-quality services all over the world.

Operates: Worldwide

Sustainability Consulting Services
Sustainao

Sustainao supports companies in their sustainability journey by building an impactful strategy, embedding sustainable practices across operations, and reporting performance to stakeholders.

Our sustainability consulting services are designed in a continuous improvement process:

  1. Strategy: governance, materiality analysis, risks and opportunities, stakeholder engagement, UN SDGs
  2. Deployment: action plan, KPIs, targets, data monitoring, training
  3. Reporting: data collection and validation, sustainability reporting (GRI Standards), integrated reporting (IIRC)
  4. Recognition: ESG rating and indexes (e.g., DJSI, CDP, GRESB, Sustainalytics, VigeoEiris), client's requests (e.g., questionnaires, tenants, EcoVadis)
  5. Assessment: gap analysis, benchmarks, mock audits
Map the supply chain risks and develop mitigation plans - INTERMEDIATE
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A structured approach to supply chain risk management is required to assess all the vulnerabilities of the existing supply chain to current and future climate conditions. The framework should include and assess risks related to the social and environmental impacts of the entire chain.

Parts of the supply chain that are not under direct control may be more difficult to assess, so the first step is to create transparency of operations before assessing the level of risk.

An initial tabletop assessment can be conducted with all supply chain actors to get started. Risk assessment is a recursive approach where low probability, low impact risks can be discarded and high probability, high impact risks can be assessed over time.  

As a minimum, the following risk components are required:

  • Risk analysis: Hazards identification, exposure level, risks associated with them
  • Risk assessment: Acceptable risk level, current response & control decision process
  • Risk mitigation plan: Plan to avoid the risks, reduce risks exposure, transfer the risk or accept them.

High probability/high severity risk mitigation plans need to be monitored frequently and used as input to the future state of the supply chain.

Typical risks to analyse as part of any sustainable procurement strategy are health and safety, working conditions, human rights, environmental practices and environmental risks, carbon footprint, ethics and compliance. geopolitics...

5.6 times

more of extreme heat events to occur in a 3-degrees-warmer world.
(IPCC Report)

810 Millions

people are threatened by long-term sea level rise under the 3 degrees C warmer world.
(IPCC)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

On environmental risks and specifically climate change risks,  

- Financial Institutions have also developed enhanced climate risk tools, which can monitor the dynamic landscape of risks with integrated platforms. Read the UNEP FI’s 2023 Climate Risk Landscape for further details. These enhanced monitoring tools can be used for larger corporations willing to get live tracking of their risks.

- The probability of future climate events can be difficult to assess.  ImpactLab can provide estimates on future local temperatures based on IPCC climate scenario. Similarly easyXDI brings automated risk identification based on the location of assets.

Suppliers that provide solutions:
consultancy and training services on sustainability, strategy, risk and entrepreneurship
SustainableSG

SustainableSG was started in September 2018 to accompany companies, non-profit entities and government agencies to review and implement effective and sustainable corporate strategies. Our services include:

  1. Strategy development and planning
  2. Assessing climate change-related risks and the impact to your organization
  3. Training and enhancing organizational capabilities
  4. Sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement
  5. Public education
Sustainability consulting
Tamotsu Institute

ACTIVATE - DESIGN - ACCELERATE.
Our expert consulting services and trainings help business leaders understand the complexities of sustainability, consider climate- and nature-related risks and opportunities to make informed decisions and alleviate the administrative burdens of:

1. Risk management and compliance,
2. Organizational transformation and project management,
3. Stakeholder engagement and reporting.

We work directly with SMEs or collaborate with other sustainability consulting companies on specific projects. We are actively involved in networks of sustainability professionals who share knowledge with public and educate other professionals to bring awareness and accelerate the transition in Singapore and worldwide (incl. The Matcha Initiative, Climate Fresk, etc.).

Our unique strength stems from understanding sustainability from the risk management perspective, creating a business case and using financial reasoning to adopt sustainable business practices and decarbonize.

Sustainability Consultancy for Strategy, Reporting, Training and Research
Sustainable Gaia

Sustainable Gaia is a sustainability consultancy for strategy, reporting, training and research. We help organizations in their sustainability endeavours in the following ways:

1. Sustainability strategy including innovation, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessment, climate risk assessment, GHG emissions assessment and reduction among others.

2. Sustainability reporting using various international standards and frameworks, such as GRI, SASB, TCFD, UNSDG, SBTi etc

3. Sustainability training and workshops on several sustainability related topics, both foundational topics and deep dives. We also customise employee engagement oriented workshops around sustainability themes.

4. Sustainability writing, research and communication for your organization's needs.

Sustainability Consulting Services
Sustainao

Sustainao supports companies in their sustainability journey by building an impactful strategy, embedding sustainable practices across operations, and reporting performance to stakeholders.

Our sustainability consulting services are designed in a continuous improvement process:

  1. Strategy: governance, materiality analysis, risks and opportunities, stakeholder engagement, UN SDGs
  2. Deployment: action plan, KPIs, targets, data monitoring, training
  3. Reporting: data collection and validation, sustainability reporting (GRI Standards), integrated reporting (IIRC)
  4. Recognition: ESG rating and indexes (e.g., DJSI, CDP, GRESB, Sustainalytics, VigeoEiris), client's requests (e.g., questionnaires, tenants, EcoVadis)
  5. Assessment: gap analysis, benchmarks, mock audits
A smart platform automating supplier sustainability diligence and tracking
Givvable

Givvable is an automated data platform that helps organisations understand the sustainability profile of their suppliers and supply chain. It captures, tracks and reports on the credentials of suppliers, that are the strongest indicators of whether a supplier is taking action on sustainability. Givvable covers local to global and SME to MNC suppliers, ensuring it has the widest coverage of supplier sustainability data globally.

Givvable will help you:

  • screen your existing suppliers and identify gaps for improvement
  • vet new suppliers at RFP, onboarding or renewal
  • find new suppliers via the givvable search platform
  • build capability in your suppliers through learning tools, modules and badges
Organic and Sustainable Certification
ECOCERT

ECOCERT is pioneer and a world leader in the Certification of organic and sustainable products in the agri-food, cosmetics and textile industries. Through its consulting and training expertise, ECOCERT can also assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices, especially with the de-risking of their supply chain.

With operating capabilities in 130 countries and with 2,200 employees, ECOCERT global footprint helps companies with consistent high-quality services all over the world.

Operates: Worldwide

Establish the future state of supply chain - ADVANCED
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Redesigning the supply chain is required to achieve a step change in your sustainability results. Redesign takes into account sustainability needs, cost objectives, responsiveness requirements and resiliency objectives.

The redesign work follows several steps:

1. Gather business needs, sustainability needs and environmental and social risk mitigation needs identified in previous solutions.

2. Translate needs into supply network requirements

  • Best location for the manufacturing facility, ideally close to the consumption area and with access to renewable energy sources
  • Best location of suppliers, ideally near-site and with high social performance
  • Transport modes, maximising low carbon solutions
  • Reverse supply chain
  • Zero waste plans
  • Information systems and connectivity to allow traceability and transparency


3. Finalise the best option and document the future state of the supply chain

4. Establish a transition plan, financial implications and resources

Redesign is a complex, multi-year journey. It may require supplier confirmation to support the changes brought about by the new supply chain and/or the introduction of new suppliers.

20-30%

of total GHG emissions are estimated to be associated with international trade - production and transport of exported and imported goods.
(World Trade Organization)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

- A physical representation of the supply chain helps understand simplification opportunities. E.g, Reducing distances between the supply chain node directly affects GHG emissions. The physical supply chain mapping template can be used for simple supply chain mapping to help document supply chain and visualize opportunities.

- Assessing the benefits of the targetted supply chain design is critical to ensure most business needs, sustainability needs and risk mitigation requirements can be achieved. The supply chain redesign tool helps document the future state by stating the ambition of the company and what the company can commit to externally.

Suppliers that provide solutions:
Sustainability Consultant
The Inceptery

We support teams and organisations in developing resilience - integrating social and environmental value as a core strategic imperative. Together, we build in more sustainability.

We focus on 3 areas to optimise and create the enabling conditions for the change we need to transform our world.

Awareness:

  • through learning experiences & education.
  • Serious games and experiential learning.
  • Capability development of competencies for responsible, global citizenship.

Navigating complexity, Strategic conversations and aligning action through

  • innovation facilitation.
  • Sustainability, resilience led Innovation strategy
  • Business model innovation
  • Exploration, discovery, alignment - opportunity spotting, problem framing, systems mapping, ideation.

Support you and your team to envision and understand implications and possibilities through

  • decision making support.
  • Research & collective intelligence
  • Sense-making
  • Insights
Climate solutions provider
South Pole

South Pole has been at the forefront of decarbonization since 2006, developing and implementing comprehensive strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for Fortune 500 companies, governments and organizations around the world.

South Pole is more than a consultancy, its team of 1,200+ experts have developed projects, as well as designed innovative tools across finance, climate neutral APIs, and carbon offset solutions to help clients reach their carbon mitigation and Net Zero goals.

To date South Pole has worked with over 1,000 clients, and will soon have developed 800 offset projects across 30 offices globally.

Our solutions have created tens of thousands of jobs in developing countries, hundreds of millions of dollars for business, improved brand value and better living and working conditions for countless people in vulnerable communities around the world.

consultancy and training services on sustainability, strategy, risk and entrepreneurship
SustainableSG

SustainableSG was started in September 2018 to accompany companies, non-profit entities and government agencies to review and implement effective and sustainable corporate strategies. Our services include:

  1. Strategy development and planning
  2. Assessing climate change-related risks and the impact to your organization
  3. Training and enhancing organizational capabilities
  4. Sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement
  5. Public education
Sustainability Consultancy for Strategy, Reporting, Training and Research
Sustainable Gaia

Sustainable Gaia is a sustainability consultancy for strategy, reporting, training and research. We help organizations in their sustainability endeavours in the following ways:

1. Sustainability strategy including innovation, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessment, climate risk assessment, GHG emissions assessment and reduction among others.

2. Sustainability reporting using various international standards and frameworks, such as GRI, SASB, TCFD, UNSDG, SBTi etc

3. Sustainability training and workshops on several sustainability related topics, both foundational topics and deep dives. We also customise employee engagement oriented workshops around sustainability themes.

4. Sustainability writing, research and communication for your organization's needs.

Sustainability Management Accounting
Tulya

At Tulyā, we are accredited sustainability consultants holding certifications in GRI, SASB and TCFD (now IFRS-ISSB), and ISO 14064 GHG Lead Verifiers, alongside being Singapore Certified Management Consultants. We are dedicated to driving sustainable business development across industries through Sustainable Management Accounting.  

We help MNCs with:

  • Evaluation of impact, risks, & opportunities
  • Re-assessment of materiality topics
  • Alignment with new reporting process requirements
  • Evaluation of value chain partners.

We help SMEs with:

  • Sustainability diagnostics
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Impact, risk & opportunity assessment
  • Materiality assessment
  • Governance structure & process integration
  • Connecting sustainability accounting with financial accounting
  • Scenario building & target setting
  • Creation of sustainability reports.  
Organic and Sustainable Certification
ECOCERT

ECOCERT is pioneer and a world leader in the Certification of organic and sustainable products in the agri-food, cosmetics and textile industries. Through its consulting and training expertise, ECOCERT can also assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices, especially with the de-risking of their supply chain.

With operating capabilities in 130 countries and with 2,200 employees, ECOCERT global footprint helps companies with consistent high-quality services all over the world.

Operates: Worldwide

Control & measure the End to End Supply Chain Performance - ADVANCED
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Once the transformation action plan is in place, a continuous improvement method such as Plan/Do/Check/Act (PCDA) is required to monitor, control, and adjust the plan over time. The control and monitoring of supply chain performance for environmental and social metrics require a structured approach, which can leverage already implemented ERP systems or be done out of dedicated cloud-based ESG solutions.

Outside Connectivity is critical as ongoing monitoring needs to be done for both internal and external supply chain components - see details under the procurement solutions (link to the subcategory). Aligning the reporting strategy in line with retained priorities with the supply chain stakeholders is critical to avoid multiple data sources and rework/misalignment throughout the journey.

The reporting platform can be connected to ESG databases (eg Emissions factor database for GHG Reporting) to allow transparency for both the main company and its supplier base. Beyond reporting capability, some of the platforms help for cross-supply chain collaboration to capture both targets and joined action plans of the supply chain actors.

Some common types of KPIs tracked by companies when they implement sustainable procurement processes:

  • Number or % of suppliers that endorsed the Supplier code of Conduct
  • Number or % of buyers (procurement team) who received training on sustainable procurement
  • Number or % of suppliers with ESG risk assessment conducted
  • Number or % of suppliers with ESG clauses in their contracts
  • Number or % of new suppliers that were screened using ESG criteria
  • Number or % of suppliers ESG assessed (e.g., EcoVadis or questionnaires)
  • Number or % of suppliers audited on human rights or other ESG topics
  • Number or % high-risk suppliers which whom ESG action plans have been put in place
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Suppliers that provide solutions:
Carbon accounting solutions
PlanetWise

The mission of PlanetWise is to:

  1. Help organizations around the world reduce their carbon footprint and achieve net zero goals.
  2. Provide advanced technology, data-driven insights, and expert guidance that empower our clients to make informed decisions.
  3. Build long term partnership with our clients to design and implement carbon management strategies

Operates in: Singapore, India, Vietnam and Malaysia

Organic and Sustainable Certification
ECOCERT

ECOCERT is pioneer and a world leader in the Certification of organic and sustainable products in the agri-food, cosmetics and textile industries. Through its consulting and training expertise, ECOCERT can also assist stakeholders in the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices, especially with the de-risking of their supply chain.

With operating capabilities in 130 countries and with 2,200 employees, ECOCERT global footprint helps companies with consistent high-quality services all over the world.

Operates: Worldwide

Sustainability Management Accounting
Tulya

At Tulyā, we are accredited sustainability consultants holding certifications in GRI, SASB and TCFD (now IFRS-ISSB), and ISO 14064 GHG Lead Verifiers, alongside being Singapore Certified Management Consultants. We are dedicated to driving sustainable business development across industries through Sustainable Management Accounting.  

We help MNCs with:

  • Evaluation of impact, risks, & opportunities
  • Re-assessment of materiality topics
  • Alignment with new reporting process requirements
  • Evaluation of value chain partners.

We help SMEs with:

  • Sustainability diagnostics
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Impact, risk & opportunity assessment
  • Materiality assessment
  • Governance structure & process integration
  • Connecting sustainability accounting with financial accounting
  • Scenario building & target setting
  • Creation of sustainability reports.
Buddies - Experience sharing

The « green journey » may feel overwhelming sometimes, but you are not alone.

Our Buddies have tried, succeeded, failed to implement change in their companies. They share their experience so you can learn, take shortcuts, get inspired and ask questions.

Everybody can become a Buddy and give back to the community; if you are keen, get in touch with us.

Adrien de Buttet
Sustainable Supply Chain Transformation - Greenfinity

In 2023, I co-founded Greenfinity, a Singapore-based supply chain sustainability venture focusing on sustainable and low-carbon transformation for supply chains. The objective is to help people and companies strategize their sustainability action plans to make a difference for the planet, the people, and the business.

I have a background in industrial engineering and supply chain management and 20 years of multi-national company experience in Europe and Asia, driving best-in-class logistics, manufacturing, customer services, and planning processes (S&OP/IBP).  With climate change becoming an additional consideration to supply chain management over the past decade, I decided to help supply chain professionals juggle between achieving the best service, optimal cost, cash efficiency, and now decarbonization.

Countries where Adrien can help you: Japan, Singapore

Delphine Laurien
ASEAN & MENA Head of Procurement & Supply Chain - Aden Services

I hold a master's degree in Strategic Procurement (DESMA) and have nearly 20 years of experience in procurement and supply chain transformation within the services industry (Facility Management, Food, Textiles, Hospitality, and remote sites). My career spans across Europe, Asia, and currently the Middle East.

I am passionate about transformation and change management, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Strategic procurement to give organizations a competitive edge.
  • Process standardization to help organizations achieve their goals.  
  • Supply chain digitalization to contribute to organizations' long-term success

Countries where Delphine can help you: Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Middle East

Violaine Balland
Head of Procurement - Wilhelmsen Ships Service

I am a leader in Procurement with over 15 years of experience spanning diverse industries such as Energy, Rail and Maritime across regions including Europe, Australia and Singapore. I believe Procurement has the huge responsibility to influence the supply chain to make a difference for our planet and communities. This belief fuels my passion and elevate my ambitions. There are countless opportunities to embed sustainable practices in Procurement, which fascinates me!

Countries where Violaine can help you: Australia, Singapore

Ivona Balint-Kowalczyk
Sustainability consultant, Founder - Sustainao

With a background in sustainability consulting and audit, Ivona supports businesses in their sustainability journey by building an impactful strategy, embedding sustainable practices across operations, and reporting performance to stakeholders.

She is the founder of Sustainao, a Singapore-based company specialized in sustainability consulting. Previously, Ivona worked as a sustainability auditor at KPMG France. She holds an MBA in CSR & Sustainability and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management.

Mun Wei Chan
Founder & Principal Consultant - SustainableSG

Mun Wei is the founder and principal consultant of SustainableSG, which provides advisory and training services in sustainability, strategy, risk and entrepreneurship.

He has worked with corporate, government and non-profit clients on strategy and implementation, reviewing organizational programmes and targets related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, benchmarking and communicating sustainability and other corporate programmes and achievements, promoting inclusive hiring, developing compliance policies and reports, and formulating innovative business models.

He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Quentin Dumas
Sustainable Value Chain Strategy - Accenture

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

Tim Wieringa
People Transformation Director - Hive17

I am a change management practitioner with more than 12 years of experience in this field. In this context I have accompanied various initiatives to drive operational excellence, to improve cross-silo collaboration, and strengthen leadership qualities. In addition, I accompanied companies to establish new strategies, values and behaviours with the result to nudge cultures.

With Hive17, I focus on supporting companies along their sustainability journey. Key questions are how are the targets & strategies implemented across the organisation? And how can we create a culture that leads to success in sustainability.

Countries where Tim can help you: Europe and APAC, and especially Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam

Anna Håkansson
Co-founder - Tulya

I enjoy improving processes and creating data-driven insights. My background is in process development and operations as Quality Manager and COO. A few years back, I decided to re-purpose my career and have since then studied different aspects of Sustainable Business Development at the University in Sweden as well as the Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI, SASB, TCFD and ISSB work in progress).

Now, I am here to help SMEs integrate sustainability into their business strategy and operations, focusing on the impact that environmental and social aspects will have on the organisation's ability to create value. By reducing the scope to the most relevant materiality topics, even SMEs with limited resources have a chance to start their transition to more sustainable practices.

Bhavani Prakash
Co-founder - Sustainable Gaia

I am the Co-Founder of Sustainable Gaia, a Singapore based sustainability consultancy, focusing on sustainability reporting using GRI, TCFD, UNSDGs, ISO 14064 and other frameworks. I also help companies through sustainability consulting, training and research to help them meet and go beyond ESG compliance needs, to manage risks and to unlock opportunities while transitioning to a net zero world.

I have a background in Finance (MBA from IIM Calcutta), Financial Economics (M.Sc from University of London) and ESG (through various certifications and sustainability experience). I have done curriculum development and training for a wide range of companies, and agencies like National Environmental Agency and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy around Systems Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship respectively. 

Countries where Bhavani can help you: India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam

Ching Hu
Climate Regulations Specialist – Terrascope

I work at Terrascope, which offers an end-to-end decarbonisation SaaS platform that enables enterprises to measure and manage their Scope-1, Scope-2 and Scope-3 emissions across operations, supply chains, and portfolios. As Climate Regulations Specialist, I help ensure that our product stays ahead of the regulatory curve and advise clients to navigate the dynamic and complex climate regulatory landscape.

Prior to joining Terrascope, I worked at EcoVadis - a global ESG ratings company - where I launched its Singapore office which served more than 800 companies within its first year of operations. The ratings include environmental, social, ethics and sustainable procurement metrics.

I started my career with the Singapore Government, spanning portfolios including manpower, education, transport and decarbonisation. I also helped spearhead the government's measures to fight Covid-19.

I graduated from the London School of Economics, SciencesPo Paris, and Oxford University. As an undergraduate at Oxford, I helped launch the inaugural Oxford Climate Forum - the UK's largest student-run climate change event.

Chris Wei
Business Development Manager - Asia - South Pole

At South Pole, Chris supports Asian clients in their climate leadership and circular economy journey. The scope of services includes both carbon credits & sustainability consultancy. Chris currently manages clients from more than 10 Asian countries in categories such as conglomerate, agriculture, property development, asset management, retailing, information technology, and energy.

Nicolas Sautter
CEO & Founder - Beez-fm

Graduated in IT and marketing, Nicolas started his career at SAUTER, a Swiss BMS Supplier, in the HQ in 2008 and has been a product manager for several years. After the successful launch of the first BMS Cloud in Europe, he became business developer in the APAC region in 2015. He relocated to Shanghai for 20 months to be closer to the markets, before moving to Singapore in 2018 where he created and directed the SAUTER APAC Competence Centre until June 2022. Since then, he has taken on the role of CEO at beez-fm, a green tech startup he founded in December 2019.

Radhika Chavan
Co-Founder - Tulya

Radhika is the Co-founder of Tulyā, A Sustainability Management Accounting (SMA) Services company. Her work includes measurement and understanding of the impact environmental and social factors will have on the value creation for SMEs. She develops tailored tools and practices that integrate material topics (ESG & Business) with accounting statements line items to demonstrate financial impact of action vs inaction.

She has worked with Lehman Brothers, Barclays and IT services companies before starting her entrepreneurial journey in sustainability.

She is a graduate in Chemical Engineering and has been certified in SASB , PMP, CSM &  Design Thinking-MIT.

Rémi Cesaro
Founder & Director - Zero Waste City

Founder and Director of the consulting business Zero Waste City, Rémi provides engineering consulting services to large commercial and industrial facilities on waste management, energy efficiency, and packaging design.

He has gained a strong experience as a consultant covering a wide range of industries and technologies in New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore.

He is a certified TRUE Advisor (Total Resource Use Efficiency) by the U.S. Green Building Council Inc. This certification recognised his knowledge in Zero Waste programs and his ability to support businesses to achieve the TRUE Zero Waste certification.

Sammie Ho Dumas
Social Impact & Sustainability Director

Sammie is the Director of Social Impact & Sustainability at Williams-Sonoma.

At Williams-Sonoma, she collaborates with leadership across the business to achieve the goal of 75% of products purchased from suppliers who offer worker wellbeing programs by 2030.

She is a CSR practitioner with 20 years of experience.  She has managed CSR and sustainability programs at Target, C&A, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Eagle Outfitters.

Zofia Chlapowski
Stakeholder Engagement

I have more than 20 years experience leading change and transformation in Europe, Africa and Asia. I have had the privilege of managing and contributing to diverse industries, organisation (Humanitarian and corporate) to secure engagement and impact. In my last role I worked in a large MNC supply chain environment engaging external partners to increase our impact in sustainability.

Roxane Uzureau Zhu
Executive Director - Beyond Now Impact

Ex-fashion designer and entrepreneur, Roxane first started in the fashion industry holding several Head designer positions for high-end and high street activewear brands, leading product development from specs and material sourcing to supply chain management and production. She, then, went on an unexpected and career changing entrepreneurial journey, which included co-founding barePack, a container-sharing business in Singapore. 

Roxane has also been engaged as a public speaker and expert advisor for all matters regarding sustainable materials and textiles, plastics economy, circular packaging, reuse models and recycling. She is currently a Sustainable Fashion Advisor and Curriculum Developer at the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre (TaF.tc), delivering sustainability curriculum and support to students and management, respectively, and board advisor to the materials traceability and circularity platform Orobo.