Understanding the entire supply chain is a challenging task. With our expertise and technology sustainabill helps you to discover and analyse the entire supply chain based on facts from suppliers and sub-suppliers. We support you to find specific production locations of your sub-suppliers by mapping every step of the product supply chain – down to the source of raw materials.
The sustainabill cloud platform offers various services helping you to protect your company’s reputation, identify major risks and empower your team to improve supply chain sustainability. Our solution can be applied to any industry and product to enhance visibility, achieve traceability and skyrocket transparency.
We offer a unique combination of scientific sustainability assessment, newest technology stack and long time experience in management.
Dr. Thorsten Merten
Eliminating Human Rights issues from the supply chain has become a critical and complex task for companies. For two thirds of manufacturing companies the deeper supply chain is a black box. Companies who lack visibility in their supply chain can’t tackle these threatening risks. Corporations are under pressure to be profitable which leads them to outsource production. In order to produce goods faster and cheaper suppliers increasingly rely on subcontractors. The result is complex, multi-tiered supply chains with hidden social, environmental and financial risks for corporations.
Do you know how sustainably your products are produced? Multiple risks exist, often unknown by the companies, reaching from reputational to financial, geopolitical, natural disaster up to man-made risks. In general 6814 litres of water are required to produce one pair of jeans. To gain 1 kg of copper which is used in vehicles and electronic devices, about 348 kg of rock and soil are extracted from nature. More than 90% of sustainability issues occur in the deeper supply chain. This means far reaching risks endangering a company's success. Consequences of not recognizing those risks in time include financial and market share loss, reputational damage or supply chain disruption.
Sectors currently in focus
TEXTILE & FASHION
The textile industry has complex supply chains with a great need for action. Poor labour conditions, chemical contamination of soil and water from dyeing effluents and workers’ exposure to chemicals are a few of the many risks. These risks pose a clear threat to the brand reputation, as past scandals such as the
Rana Plaza catastrophe in Bangladesh have shown. Read more!
FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Following major food safety scandals, stricter food safety standards were made mandatory by law. As a result, food supply chains were among the first to introduce traceability schemes on a large scale. Consumer awareness about the negative impacts of the food and agricultural sector has ever since been particularly high.
MINERALS & ELECTRONICS
Mineral resources serve as inputs to virtually all supply chains, they are a major driver of the modern economy, but are also linked to some of the worst labour, environmental and human rights violations, as well as to conflict financing or corruption, which bears a huge reputational and disruption risk for companies sourcing
from affected areas. Read more!