Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Stakeholders now expect corporate responsibility to extend to the management of environmental, social and governance issues in their supply chain. This has placed particular focus on procurement practices.

Our Ethical Procurement & Sustainable Supply Chain Management service goes beyond business-as-usual functions of efficiency finding. Instead, our service carefully assesses what can be achieved within your business in the short, medium and long term through sustainable procurement practices.

We develop strategies to assess and manage environmental, social and governance risks in your supply chain and provide tailored advice to identify and manage key sustainability metrics. Our approach assists in integrating the triple bottom line (social, environmental and economic) into existing procurement procedures. At Zoic, we foster a collaborative approach with our clients on these projects.

Our services includes:

  • Supply chain assessment — Mapping and analysis of supply chains and identification of material, social and environmental risk and innovation possibilities for products and services. We employ in depth knowledge to apply ISO 20400 (Sustainable Procurement) and ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility) to your business;
  • Sustainable supply chain management systems — Using bespoke solutions, we provide clear roadmaps to ensure effective risk management, collaboration, and innovation across the supply chain. We develop policies, monitoring systems, capacity development initiatives, and can assist with the integration of these into existing processes and structures, and operational plans;
  • Vendor Audits – Provision of support in the assessment, monitoring and achievement of performance improvements throughout your company’s supply chain. We support you throughout implementation of different codes and standards, including SA8000, Fairtrade, BSCI / Amfori, ETI, Corporate Codes of Conduct, and Global Compact; and
  • Sustainable supplier development programs — Design and implement staggered programs to generate knowledge, train employees, raise awareness and understanding, and develop capacities in suppliers for sustainable management (social compliance, environmental management and ethics).