1. Empower suppliers: Provide digital solutions and training to achieve minimum social and environmental standards across the value chain
- Unilever’s ‘Marcatus Mobile Education Platform (MMEP)’ is a collaboration between Unilever, Oxfam and Ford Foundation to train smallholder farmers in rural areas. 63% have adopted the group video screenings, achieving increases of 20% in average yields and 24% in net income.
- Smart agriculture can increase crop yields by 30% on average, creating global additional farm revenues of £1.5 trillion by 2030.1
2. Click green: Minimise the environmental impact of operations, committing to 100% renewable energy and zero e-waste
- Renault operates a circular supply chain, with its products and components re-manufactured, repaired or refurbished at their end-of-life, enabled by IT tools that keep track of products. Renault has reduced energy use by 80%, use 88% less water and 92% less chemical products.
- IT has the potential to enable a 20% reduction in global carbon emissions by 2030.2
3. Track, trace and resolve: Use digital technology to address corruption, exploitation and environmental harm
- Blockverify is a London-based start-up that uses technology to track, record, and verify products in a way that is permanently logged in the blockchain and cannot be counterfeited or compromised. Blockverify has been piloting solutions with pharmaceutical and beauty companies.
- 63% of consumers refuse to buy products and services from companies they do not trust.3
1. GeSI and Accenture Strategy, SMARTer 2030, 2015.
2. GeSI and Accenture Strategy, SMARTer 2030, 2015.
3. Accenture: Ethical Supply Chains, 2016.