Value Chain Transformation Workshop


Sustainable Value Chain Transformation Workshop

Move the Needle

When it comes to sustainability there is a clear disconnect between ambition and impact. Ways forward are often obscured by the view from within our own information bubble. At Deloitte, we can help you turn that view outside-in. And move the needle from ambition to taking actions that produce impact.

Sustainable Value Chain Transformation Workshop

Sustainability has long since ceased to be the inevitable forced exercise for companies. At lightning speed we are transforming into a society in which sustainability is a deliberate and integral strategy on a social, economic and ecological level. And an obvious thing to do. Still, many organizations have not yet made up their minds. Because making sustainability your core value doesn't mean you goal of achieving sustainability is clear and transparent. 

Let's be clear: compliance is not enough. Those who translate sustainability into compliance with existing laws and regulations and the Green Deal directives are painfully failing. Taking minimal measures to avoid high fines is not good enough for passing on the earth intact to future generations. Companies cannot separate sustainability from their intrinsic central ambition. It must be in line with your vision, mission and business goals. Many companies feel the urgency but could use assistance on a clear course of action, which is indispensable in the world of sustainability. Knowing what you should and can do concretely is crucial if you don't want to fall into greenwashing, which could be harmful for your reputation. There’s plenty of talk, but the question is: how do you make the transformation? Where are you now as a company, what do you want to achieve and what exactly are you going to do to achieve that.

Deloitte, with sustainability as its primary pillar, has an explicit global commitment to managing this process. This is partly market-driven, but most of all we believe it is simply the right thing to do. For each industry we have developed workshops to permanently embed sustainability in a business organization while providing tools for impactful action. 

An example is our Sustainable Value Chain Workshop, which is not only intended for CSOs, but also COOs and other senior officers. Operational functions will also have to become more sustainable, given the latest EU guidelines requiring companies to reduce their CO² emissions over the next five years. These obligations apply to entire supply chains. And, the lion's share of greenhouse gas emissions (50-80%) comes from third parties; which operate outside of direct controls. How is it possible to gain insights into amounts that partners in distant countries are emitting in terms of CO²? And even once this knowledge is gained, how can that then be translated into necessary actions? What conditions can be imposed upon partner companies who do further business with additional companies? The value chain is a complex and unruly ecosystem that requires careful management.

Our Sustainable Value Chain Workshop covers multiple topics, including aspects of Finance & Reporting. Additionally, we share updates on the latest laws and regulations, and discuss the most successful best practices. Additionally, we provide a framework of points of attention and support clients to investigate which available measures will accord them the biggest and most significant impacts. 

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