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Achilles Provides Platform To Scale Up Supply Chain Sustainability

Date: 12 November 2015

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Executive Summary

Executives are under pressure to take responsibility for the standards of social and environmental management within their subcontractors, all the way down through their supply chains. This report helps executives responsible for procurement and supply chain performance, and corporate sustainability officers to understand how supply chain management solution firm Achilles supports the creation of scalable company-led or sector-led sustainability screening and data gathering in firms’ supply chains. Achilles’ community-based model provides useful levels of flexibility for buyers to perform all the pre-qualification screening and upfront supplier risk management, while lowering costs to both suppliers and buyers. This model has now been extended in many communities to incorporate greater information on supplier sustainability practices including social, environmental and EH&S factors. In addition, Achilles provides services to perform audits and supply chain deep-dives. Verdantix finds that this model is well suited to respond to the complexity and potentially escalating costs of ensuring that sustainable practices are followed in supply chains.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Achilles Provides Platform To Scale Up Supply Chain Sustainability
Achilles’ Community-Based Model Balances Flexibility And Scalability
Achilles Applies Successful Model To Supply Chain Stewardship
Achilles Will Hit The Spot For Executives Under Pressure

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

ABB, Apple, ExxonMobil, HgCapital, IKEA, ISO, Marks and Spencer, Nike, Skanska, Thames Water, Unilever, Wal-Mart