More and more customers are judging the value of the goods and services through the lens of their values – from buying electric cars to sustainably sourced clothes made in factories with ethical labor practices. Shareholders, employees and other stakeholders are joining in these demands. Companies need to respond now.
Today, value chains stretch around the world. It’s no longer enough for companies to focus only on what they control directly. Customers will hold them responsible for any slip ups around their products, even when those mistakes are made by a partner company.
For organizations to meet their customers’ expectations and be truly sustainable they must ensure responsible business practices inside their own organization and across their entire value chain. That means making sure that their own product designs, plants, warehouses, suppliers, sub-contractors, transportation providers and others adhere to highest environmental, social and governance practices on a global basis. Learn more.
The advancement of human + machine intelligence enables businesses to create a digital thread that provides visibility across the entire product and operating value chain.
Three priority areas
To become more responsible businesses, companies need to address sustainability across their value chains by continuously improving the delivery of trusted, net zero and circular engineering, procurement, manufacturing and after-sales service.
Trust through transparency
To gain the trust of stakeholders, organizations must make their value chains transparent using tools such as blockchain.
Reaching net zero and beyond
Value chains must be reinvented as net zero and from there find ways to become net positive.
Engaging in circular business models
Organizations must shift from linear processes to closed-loop, circular processes that minimize waste.
How Accenture can help
We can help you to transform your organization’s value chain for sustainable impact by helping to make every step of it intelligent and embedding responsible business practices at every stage.
Intelligent supply chain network
Creating enduring change by reimagining tomorrow’s supply networks to positively impact business, society and the planet. Learn more.
Products and platforms
Developing sustainable product strategy and design. Leveraging the power of platforms to drive sustainable business models.
Providing local, ethical and inclusive sourcing support, energy sourcing strategy and supplier-risk assessments based on ESG criteria. Learn more.
End-to-end transparency and visibility
Using technologies such as blockchain to address provenance, authenticity and traceability across value chains.
Network strategy and planning
Planning for managed services, GHG optimization and providing enhanced control tower visibility.
Plants and projects
Providing heat and power decarbonization strategies, circular plant design and delivering solutions for safe, connected workforces.
Developing logistics strategies including fleet electrification, route and GHG optimization.
Accelerate change across your enterprise to create lasting value. Learn more.