The world is experiencing rapid and drastic changes. How are leading-edge companies and science working to form the resilient and sustainable supply chain to meet crisis and rapid changes in the global environment?
On May 27th experts from business and sciences presented and discussed how they are working to form resilient and sustainable supply chains – meeting the challenges of rapid changes in the global environment.
Insights were shared by our expert panel:
COLLABORATION, TRANSPARENCY, AND TRACEABILITY WERE HIGHLIGHTED AS KEY INGREDIENTS
How do you handle the complexity of a global supply chain while also preparing it for future challenges? Leading experts from GS1, Jernkontoret, Nobia and Trase shared their insights during the Online Snapshot.
Head of Group Sustainability Nobia
As Head of Group Sustainability for Europe’s leading kitchen provider, with a portfolio of around 20 strong brands, Amanda is responsible for designing and building up a group wide sustainability function, defining the overall sustainability management and developing the group's sustainability strategy to strengthen the sustainability integration in to the value chain.
Amanda holds a Master´s degree, Business, Management and Marketing and has had leading roles in organizations and companies such as Swedbank, Amnesty International, Social Venture Network, Ideell Arena.Close
International kitchen manufacturer Nobia is radically cutting CO2, with a clear focus on forming a resilient, sustainable supply chain. New digital tools and solutions for follow-up and evaluation of suppliers support the corporate ambitions for responsible sourcing.
How do you integrate a circular approach and innovation on new sustainable materials into a more resilient supply chain? And how do you identify the new products’ true environmental performance?
Listen to Amanda Jackson sharing valuable insights and result from Nobias’ focus on securing a sustainable, resilient supply chain.
Senior Sales & Client Relations Manager GS1
Staffan Olsson is an experienced digitalization professional who has held leading roles within GS1 Sweden involving standards/services development, community management, and innovation. His current role is within sales & client relations.
Staffan has always encouraged the GS1 user community to see the big picture and expand the scope of GS1 System (standards, solutions, services) to new use cases and user communities, while at the same time preserving and expanding the business benefits for already existing users. Over time, Staffan has been active in many parts of GS1’s international work at global and regional level.Close
How do you ensure effective solutions where traceability, data quality and transparency towards end-customers can stimulate sustainable customer choices? How can the systems support faster response and more flexible control and adaptation of a supply chain – or a supply network – in the event of drastic changes in a global market?
GS1 offers a set of global standards that enable data driven management of flow of goods and information, meeting the demands on traceability, efficiency and sustainability. Currently, they are engaging in new national and international initiatives to even further develop the digital toolbox for sustainable supply chains.
Staffan Olsson has been active in many parts of GS1’s international work at a global and regional level and will share inspiring examples of GS1 initiatives and insights on what will be key for the resilient supply chain of the future.
Senior Researcher and Fellow at SEI and Director of Trase
Toby is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and Director of the Transparency for Sustainable Economies initiative, Trase (www.trase.earth). Toby has twenty years’ experience working on research and policy challenges facing the sustainable development of tropical landscapes.
His current work in Trase is focused on improving the transparency of forest-risk commodity supply chains and identifying ways in which supply chain information can help drive progress towards sustainability goals by private, public and civil society sector actors.Close
Meeting growing demands for sustainable, resilient supply chains requires new thinking and a new level of data transparency. Trase is a supply chain transparency initiative that has harnessed previously untapped data sources to map, in unprecedented detail, half the global trade in major agricultural commodities that drive environmental and social impacts such as soy, beef and palm.
Regardless of the sector, data can empower markets, governments and civil society to transition towards sustainable production and consumption. However, data and transparency are only a means, not an end in itself, and we are often distracted by new technologies and the constant promise of more detailed information. How can we be creative with data already available? What level of detail is sufficient to drive change? How can transparency be truly transformative?
Toby Gardner will draw on insights from the ground-breaking Trase initiative to address these fundamental questions and help guide you in thinking about how data can help secure more sustainable, resilient supply chains.
Research Manager Jernkontoret
Eva Blixt holds an MBA in economics from Stockholm University and has over the years held a number of industrially oriented positions within the Government Office, Swedish Central Bank and for more than 10 years at the Swedish Steel Industry Association's Jernkontoret. Eva's focus is on economic, industrial analysis and sustainability - often with links to research and development.
Eva also has national and international assignments within organizations such as WWF, Business Europe and Eurofer (European steel industry).Close
Steel is one of the world's most widely used materials and part of the circular economy through scrap recycling. With improved living standards in the world, demand is increasing, while emissions are to be reduced. How do you get such an equation together?
A number of future studies, global scenario analyzes and market assessments for the processes and products needed to meet a changing market have been conducted jointly by the industry organization Jernkontoret. At the same time, the companies are actively working according to the Climate Roadmap of 2018 with both processes for removing CO2 emissions, for example through the Hybrit project - a new process for carbonless steel from SSAB, Vattenfall and LKAB - and new refined materials and products to cope with the transformation.
How do you solve the traceability, create a transparency that can generate customer value and social benefits? Eva Blixt, Research Manager and senior advisor in the environmental field provides an exciting insight into the challenges and offensive thoughts about the future possibilities of Swedish steel - and the ambitions of strengthened sustainability and resilience in a complex global value chain under constant change.