Sustainable procurement and production to minimise risks

Most environmental impacts do not occur in your company’s production centre or factory, but in your supply chain. Purchasing professionals are already caught in a delicate balancing act of priorities like price and delivery speed, and may not know where to start when asked to help make your company’s products more sustainable. Help them address sustainable procurement effectively through life cycle assessment (LCA).

Sustainable procurement


Fact-based sustainable procurement to cut through the assumptions

Customers expect you to know what is going on in your supply chain. But with today’s global supply chains, it is all too easy to end up finding practices in your supply chain that you do not support, like slavery or deforestation. Because transparency is hard to come by, most companies start by implementing a code of conduct for their suppliers.


This is a good decision that helps cut down on certain risks, but supplier behaviour doesn’t provide any measurable information about the environmental performance in your supply chain. If you want to know that, it is necessary to collect and assess sustainable procurement information from suppliers, such as carbon footprints and social impact data. PRé can help.


What can we do for your supply chain?

Our consultants can help you decide what information you need to request from the complex labyrinth of your supply chain. Together, we can decide on a good approach and the right key performance indicators to improve your sustainable procurement and reduce the risk of supporting intolerable practices.


In addition, our LCA and metrics review services can help you find hot spots, communicate results to consumers and refine your environmental performance criteria.


Get in touch

Our expertise in international standards and impact assessments will help us put together a program specifically tailored to your sustainable procurement priorities. Get in touch with us or fill in the form below.


For the full list of our services, please take a look at our sustainability consulting page.

Convenience store chain Kum & Go requested a full supply chain scan to analyse their environmental impacts. PRé was able to identify which links in the supply chain caused the largest impacts, even when these links were not evident by expenditure purchases alone. Through this successful screening, Kum & Go was able to expand its sustainability programme and prioritise the opportunities for improvement in a cost-effective way.

Supply Chain Scan to Expand a Sustainability Programme, Kum & Go
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We can work together on your best strategy to increase your organisation’s positive impact. Please leave us a message or call +31 33 4504010

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Anne Gaasbeek
Anne Gaasbeek
Senior Consultant
'Towards the green revolution'