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With expected population of 8.5 billion by 2030, profitable business growth will come with increasing environmental and social externalities. This creates risks to companies, but also opportunities.

Have you considered?

Raw material

Do you know the impacts your products are having on people or on the environment? Are you aware of the risks of conversion of natural ecosystems to pastureland or loss of biodiversity for production of raw material for your products? 

By knowing where your raw material comes from, you can not only start to measure the impacts of your products, but also understand business implications, such as security of supply and identifying cost savings.

Processing & Production

Are you aware of the processes and chemicals required to convert hides into leather or to make synthetic leather and their impact on environment and human health?

Have you put policies in place to ensure decent working conditions? Are you able to ensure these policies are complied with along your supply chains all the way to raw material?

Waste & end of use

Do you know how the waste by-product of your products is handled? Is it discarded in a responsible manner? 

Could your waste be used for other products, in your company or in other companies? Could new, innovative designs using waste be an exciting opportunity for you?

* This is not an exclusive list of questions to consider. 

Externalities that can affect your business

  • Social – working conditions, labour practices, health & safety, equality, living wage (Modern Slavery Act, Child Labour, UN Convention of Human Rights)
  • Environment – water, land, soil, biodiversity, ecosystems, air quality, climate change
  • Business transformation – risk of not adjusting to trends and disruption, as well as aligning people, processes and technology to business strategy
  • Transparency and traceability in the supply chain – without knowing where your raw material is from and who has made your products and where, you won’t be able to define and mitigate risks in your supply chain

What questions are you having right now?

Get in touch and we can have an exploratory discussion where we provide suggestions for areas that would be useful for you to work on.

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