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31 Oct 17

Greenstone to join expert panel at responsible sourcing event in Dublin

Greenstone has been invited to join an expert panel at a responsible sourcing event in Dublin, Ireland on Friday 10th November. The event, on the topic of 'Responsible Sourcing: Managing Increasing Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Risk in Supply Chains' will include a conversation with Mike Simms, Chief Procurement Officer at Microsoft Corp.

Supply chain sustainability , Event

7 Oct 16

Webinar: The 5 Key Steps to Take Now to Address Supply Chain Risk

Earlier this year, Greenstone conducted extensive research to understand how companies are identifying and mitigating supply chain risk.

The survey asked 1000 senior decision makers about their perception of supply chain risk. It found that increasing global focus and the impact of regulation has resulted in a growing business requirement for supplier due diligence processes.

The results will now be shared during a complimentary online webinar. The webinar will be held on two dates at the start of November, and will explore how companies are reacting to the increased scrutiny placed on their third party relationships. It will also highlight the five key steps organisations can take now to successfully address supply chain risk and ensure supplier compliance.

Supplier Compliance , Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal , supplychain

21 Sep 16

Why Sustainable Supply Chains Matter

This article was recently published on Environmental Leader. 

Environmental managers and chief sustainability officers are increasingly looking to their supply chains to conserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions.

Considering supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s direct operations and many suppliers operate in water-stressed areas of the globe, this makes sense from an environmental savings standpoint.

To this end, we’ve seen major corporations like Apple push for more rigorous environmental standards and renewable energy use across its supply chain — and publish regular supply chain audit reports detailing suppliers’ progress — and Nike creating an entirely new apparel supply chain company that will “embed sustainability and transparency into the business.”

Supplier Data , Supplier Relationships , Supplier Management , Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal , supplychain

16 Mar 16

Developing supplier networks: How supply chains are going circular

Sophie Parsons, Senior Consultant at Greenstone, attended the resource efficiency event Resource held in London last week. In this blog, Sophie reflects on the role of supply chains in the circular economy.

Following the announcement of the EU Circular Economy Package at the end of last year, the transition to a stronger and more circular economy has become a hot topic. At Resource last week, organisations such as Rolls-Royce, Hewlett Packard and Jaguar Land Rover demonstrated how they aim to improve resource efficiency and gain greater circularity within their value chain.

Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal , circular economy

1 Mar 16

Greenstone launches Modern Slavery partnership with Fifty Eight

The recent introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in the UK has generated a significant amount of interest and concern alike. Organisations appear to be aware of the Act, and are not only keen to understand what they need to do to in order to comply, but also how and what they should report year on year.

There has been plenty of clarification on the aims of the Act itself, its coverage and its requirements. However, what has not been so clear is what organisations actually need to include in their reports, what policies and practices need to be introduced and how to train their workforce.

Modern Slavery , Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal , supplychain

1 Dec 15

Supply chain - the next step in Eurostar's non-financial reporting journey

An interview with Eurostar’s Luke Ervine, Head of Environment & Energy

What has Eurostar’s sustainability journey looked like to date?

Our journey started in 2006 when we commissioned independent research into the carbon footprint of our passenger journeys. This study revealed that traveling to our core destinations using high speed rail is more carbon efficient than travelling by air.

However, for Eurostar, being more carbon efficient than our competitors wasn’t enough. So in April 2007 we launched our Tread Lightly Sustainability programme to reduce our impact on the environment and improve our environmental and energy performance.

Supplier Compliance , Supplier Data , Supplier Relationships , Supplier Management , Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal , supplychain

18 Sep 15

Quintain transforms its procurement and corporate risk policies with SupplierPortal

SupplierPortal is a flexible cloud based solution for sharing information between Buyers and Suppliers.By moving your supplier management and due diligence processes online, you will immediately move your focus from data collection to managing risk and compliance.

This is achieved through customisable features, for example: questionnaires, scorecards, response flagging, audits, comparisons, benchmarks and an automated notification system. 

Who’s the Client?

Quintain Estates & Development PLC is a London-focussed regeneration company. Quintain is behind Wembley Park, London's largest urban renewal scheme, and during its 21-year history has transformed assets across the Capital into places where people want to live, companies want to grow and neighbourhoods can come alive.

Supply chain sustainability , SupplierPortal

3 Jun 15

Supplier engagement: disclosure, risk and compliance - Greenstone’s Supplier Engagement Forum

Last week, a group of Greenstone’s clients, partners and business associates came together for Greenstone’s Supplier Engagement Forum. The event, where participants met to discuss latest issues and solutions in supplier engagement, was very well attended and we were delighted by the feedback received.

Supplier Compliance , Supplier Data , Supplier Relationships , Supplier Management , Supply chain sustainability

19 May 15

Moving your supplier risk and compliance process online – what do you need to consider?

Your organisation may already be collecting supplier information offline, for example through a spreadsheet or survey, so what are the key benefits of moving this activity online and what should you consider before doing so?

What are the main benefits of moving to an online process?

• Instant global scalability, enabling 100% supplier coverage
• Easy visibility of supplier compliance and risk
• Save time and cost associated with collection and management of large quantities of information
• Enable detailed analysis to ensure information is meaningful
• Consolidate all supplier information requirements in one place
• Access supplier information at the touch of a button
• Improve compliance through making process efficient and user friendly for suppliers

Supplier Compliance , Supplier Data , Supplier Relationships , Supplier Management , Supply chain sustainability

19 May 15

Latest version of SupplierPortal - enhanced usability and further analytical capability

The latest SupplierPortal release enhances the user experience and provides yet more analytical capability

Why the new version?

The latest release of SupplierPortal, as with all of our software development, is based on listening carefully to our client’s needs and drawing on our wide experience of the market.

This release adds more analytical capability and further enhances the user experience throughout the whole solution, without compromising our focus on simplicity and usability.

Supplier Compliance , Supplier Management , Supply chain sustainability