Bespoke Climate+Care programmes can be developed within your supply chain, cutting carbon emissions and improving the lives of the people your business relies on.
What is a Climate+Care supply chain programme?
The extent of the programme will reflect your budget, and your requirements. A simple approach would include a review of your existing CSR activity and supply chains against our existing Climate+Care programmes, to identify any quick win opportunities to strengthen your impact. While at the other end of the scale, we work with organisations to develop complete programmes from scratch.
Our expert team work with teams across your business and directly with your supply chain communities to fully understand requirements.
We then develop, pilot and launch programmes that will deliver measurable carbon reductions and improve lives – helping to tackle poverty, improve health, empower the local community and increase resilience in your supply chain.
We will manage delivery of the programme on the ground. We also help you maximise business value by providing robust measurement, regular reports of impacts delivered, case studies, project visits and creating internal and external communications that will engage staff, customers and stakeholders with your work.
How does that benefit my business?
You’ll demonstrate responsibility to your supply chain by investing in their health and well-being – something that customers and stakeholders increasingly expect. In addition, a healthier, wealthier and happier workforce is more productive, resilient to change and loyal to your business. In addition, the programme will deliver emissions reductions helping to tackle climate change which can be used to offset your carbon footprint and make measurable progress towards your sustainability and carbon reduction targets.
Depending on your business there maybe also be opportunities to position your products and services as part of the programme and to build positive relationships with local media, government and key influencers.
We’ve found that programmes like this, which reflect your business purpose, make simple and immediate sense to people at all levels. As such, they are a great vehicle to engage employees with your supply chain, your environmental activities and your actions as a responsible business.
Our communications team are regularly involved in devising and delivering employee and stakeholder engagement activities, and can even help your teams get hands on with research, project launches and ongoing community visits to measure impacts.
Can you give me some example of supply chain programmes you’ve delivered?
We are working with The Co-operative Group to improve lives and tackle climate change by providing safe water to a tea growing co-operative within its Fairtrade supply chain. The first part of this project is in Kericho and will cut around 6,400 tonnes of carbon per year and provide safe water to 14,000 people.
And, in the UK supermarket supply chain we have recently instigated a programme to provide affordable clean cookers to agricultural workers, saving them money on fuel bills and improving health, by reducing exposure to indoor air pollution. This project uses investment by DFID Kenya and 8000 workers are set to benefit, saving £125 in fuel costs every year.
If you are interested in finding out more about how a Climate+Care supply chain programme could deliver value for your business, please contact [email protected] or call +44(0)1865 591000.