Better collaboration between companies will not only drive efficiency, it will help to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint—another example of the correlation between sustainable business practices and high performance.
GS1 Portugal is a forum of consumer goods manufacturers and retailers that aims to promote and reinforce good management practices and standardized business processes. It forms part the global GS1 organization.
As responsible companies, the members of GS1 Portugal were aware of their industry’s contribution to global greenhouse gases. They therefore wanted to investigate ways that they could facilitate collaboration between retailers and producers of goods being transported around Portugal optimize the use of transport and reduce carbon emissions.
GS1 Portugal chose to work with Accenture because it combined in-depth knowledge of the local retail and consumer goods industry, is a leading supply chain management provider and has a good understanding of the role that sustainability initiatives can play in generating efficiencies. In particular, Accenture’s experience in modeling carbon-reduction scenarios was important.