Sustainable supply chains

Companies are looking at the impact their operations and wider supply chains are having on the environment as well as the positive or negative impact on the communities in which they operate. Understanding these impacts can drive improvements to corporate strategy, day to day operations and ultimately on financial performance.

  • What steps can you take to ensure your supply chain is achieving financial and sustainability metrics at the same time?
  • Does your organisation have clear sustainability targets for energy efficiency, waste reduction and/or water reduction throughout the supply chain?
  • Is your organisation’s commitment to climate change also reflected in the practices of your suppliers?
  • Do you understand social impacts throughout the supply chain such as the incidence of modern slavery and how these might impact your business?

We'll put our experience to work by helping you:

  • Assess the sustainability risks associated with your supply chain and the steps necessary to protect your brand.
  • Monitor and manage environmental, social and governance risks associated with your supply chain.
  • Improve supply chain sustainability through your organisation’s procurement practices, contracting and supplier relationship management.
  • Redesign global supply chains to be cost-efficient, minimising their impact on the environment and delivering products and services on time.
  • Advise on best practice from across a range of industry sectors.
  • Measure the financial cost or potential impact of your carbon, water and other usage on the environment and local communities.
  • Assess the environmental impact of construction and infrastructure spending and set design standards to achieve improvements.

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Peter Chambers

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 404 015


Annabell Chartres

Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 799 927