Building a sustainable value chain

The 6 Steps

Follow this six-step guide to build sustainability into your company's value chain.

Identify the focus of your assessment and gather data to help you draw up a value chain map.

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Review the environmental, social and economic impacts at each stage of your value chain to identify the risks and opportunities.

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Prioritise the issues for your business based on the risks and opportunities you have identified.

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Once the most pressing issues have been assessed you need to identify the options for dealing with them.

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Introduce good planning when implementing change to lead better outcomes and successes.

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Create a successful sustainable value chain by changing your organisational focus to make this a normal part of your business.

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What are the benefits?

  • Lower operational, reputational and regulatory risks to your business.
  • Provide a point of difference and competitive advantage.
  • Realise opportunities for innovation.
  • Fuel top-line growth and enhance productivity through efficiencies.
  • Create new markets for products or services.
  • Reduce resource consumption and waste.
  • Improve relationships and resilience through greater security of supply.
  • Create shared value with communities (enhancing social licence to operate).
  • Improve access to finance and lower-cost insurance.
  • Enhance stakeholder relationships through better understanding.

Contributing Members

  • thinkstep
  • BNZ
  • DB Breweries
  • O-I NZ
  • Auckland Council
  • McHugh and Shaw
  • Air New Zealand
  • Toyota
  • Deloitte
  • Opus
  • Wellington Zoo
  • IAG
  • Westpac
  • Caltex
  • Ecostore
  • NZ Post