Retail Supply Chain ESG & Carbon Strategy

RPS has worked with this well-known fresh produce importer for a number of years, helping to frame, develop and take forwards their sustainability / ESG programme. Over this period, we have helped them prepare for market and technical challenges, in addition to supporting them with low carbon initiatives and retail customer demands.

Key details

Project name

Retail Supply Chain ESG & Carbon Strategy

Client

Large fresh produce importer

Location

UK

Services provided

  • Sustainability / ESG Strategy Development
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality Analysis
  • General Compliance & Company Reporting Advice
  • In-house Workshop Delivery & Capacity Building
  • Peer Review & Benchmarking
  • ESOS Surveys and Reporting
  • Carbon Footprinting
  • Supermarket Customer Low Carbon Alignment

 

Challenge

Our client recognised that a step-change was needed to prepare their business for the expectations of the market but they were lacking the in-house expertise for delivery.

Moving forward their strategy needed to focus on reducing risk, identifying opportunities for long-term improvement and aligning interests with their key stakeholders, which included the largest UK supermarket chains.

Solution

Initially, we were engaged to help develop a sustainability / ESG strategic programme, a first for the company. 

We were able to bring specialist expertise to the programme of work, using our ESG consultants with a strong track record in the food retail supply chain. Our in-depth experience in this area was instrumental and resulted in gaining a trusted long-term advisory position with the board and senior management.

Our most recent work has included energy and carbon emissions management.

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