Step Five – Circular Supply Chain
A company’s supply chain is a key stakeholder and a vital cog in transitioning to the circular economy. Each of your suppliers will need to be included yet it does not need to be a complex process. The secret is in aligning goals, setting realistic targets and communication. Most companies have a range of different suppliers, from very large sophisticated manufacturers and distributors to small family own businesses. Every company, regardless of size, can contribute to a sustainable and circular future.
Circular Supply Chain Workshop
The Circular Supply Chain workshop is a full day workshop covering a number of important themes to bring your supply chain along your circular journey. Visit the Circular Supply Chain workshop page to lean what is included in this class.
We have a selection of workshops to choose from, starting with our ½ day mini series for busy people or the deep-dive 1 or 2 day workshops. Visit The Nine Steps Towards a Circular Business® to review the current selection of workshops on offer.
Working with Your Supply Chain
Here is a list of topics each company should, ideally, start with and work towards:
(1) A questionnaire to find out exactly how sustainable and circular your supply chain is and what activities or targets they are planning.
(2) To establish supply chain visibility.
(3) To create a supply chain scorecard around key areas such as: Design, Energy, Waste, Packaging, Agriculture, Forests / Bio-diversity and Product Use
(4) The health of packaging used by your company either directly or via your supply chain.
There is a wealth of resources available in our Knowledge Centre, everything from reports, images, infographics, articles, movies and tools. For information specific to Step Five – Circular Supply Chain, click on the images below.