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Sustainability Advantage Supply Chain

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  supply chain management

Real business benefits can be achieved by                     distribution chains. The supply chain management
                                                              module strives to deliver lasting improvements
efficiently managing your supply chain.
                                                              in your environmental performance and stronger
Many organisations are already working                        relationships with your key supply chain partners.
with suppliers and customers to reduce
risk and costs and improve environmental                      Outcomes
performance of their products and services.
                                                              The supply chain management module is designed
The supply chain management module in the                     for managers in organisations with complex supply
Department of Environment and Climate Change                  chains, responsible for supply chain, product and
(DECC) NSW sustainability Advantage Program helps             service procurement, sales and marketing and/or
you work with your key suppliers and customers to find        environmental performance. It is less relevant for
solutions, minimise risks and seize opportunities.            people in organisations who want to take smaller,
                                                              though also important, steps such as buying recycled
You can focus on a range of areas:
                                                              paper or energy efficient printers.
•   develop an environmentally sustainable
                                                              You will:
    procurement policy
•                                                             •   understand how the supply chain affects business
    partner with other firms to raise environmental
    awareness                                                     risk and environmental performance

•   resolve sector-wide issues.                               •   understand supply chain approaches being used
                                                                  by other organisations
You will evaluate how to best engage with your suppliers      •   build the business case and identify appropriate
and customers with useful tools – supplier standards,
                                                                  strategies for engaging with suppliers and customers
product specifications, supplier education programs.
This involves using a structured risk and opportunity         •   develop effective procurement policies and
assessment to develop a supply chain engagement plan              supplier selection criteria and processes
that delivers the most value to your business.                •   understand how to evaluate product
                                                                  environmental performance and implement
The supply chain management module ties in with
                                                                  a product improvement program
the Resource efficiency module in the sustainability
Advantage program. It extends the efficiency                  •   develop supplier education and partnership
benefits beyond your facility to both the supply and              processes.

                                  SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MODULE

                       Supply chain                                       Optional workshops
    Workshop                                     Implement plan                                              Final review
                       action plan                                        to target strategies

                                            Training and technical support

                                                                     See the back page for a roadmap of activity for this module.
                                                                                     sUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MODULE

What is involved?                                                2. Product environmental performance
                                                                 •   What makes a product or service sustainable?
The supply chain management module is delivered as
                                                                 •   Evaluation and verification approaches
a combination of a facilitated workshop and ongoing
                                                                 •   Life cycle assessment goals and methodologies
support. In the module, we:
                                                                 •   Seven steps to an environmental product.
•   introduce you to the principles of supply chain
    environmental management                                     3. supplier engagement and environmental
                                                                    awareness training
    present approaches taken by other organisations
                                                                 •   Four levels of supplier engagement
•   help you design a supply chain action plan to deliver
                                                                 •   Strategies to build engagement
    the most value to your business.
                                                                 •   National and international case studies.
We provide ongoing support for you to finalise and
implement actions in your plan. You can also register            4. Customer engagement
for more specific optional workshops such as                     •   Strategies to build engagement
contractual specifications.                                      •   National and international case studies.
Participants in this module include:

•   your Sustainability Advantage champion
•   a facilitator from DECC                                      The results you achieve depend on what you put in.
                                                                 For you to get the most for your efforts we also offer:
•   business and environmental specialists sourced
    by DECC                                                      •   practical workshops
•   other businesses you meet at our cluster                     •   guides, checklists and templates
    network meetings.                                            •   feedback and review of existing documents
                                                                     and processes
Workshop                                                         •   information sharing and networking opportunities
                                                                     through cluster meetings with other participants
In the initial half day session, you identify where you
                                                                 •   professional support from DECC contractors,
can gain the most business value by engaging with
your suppliers and customers. Our contractors work                   including specialist advice at key strategic points.
through a step-by-step methodology for securing
that value, identifying barriers, risks and opportunities;
and the conditions for success. You examine several
implementation tools, including supplier specifications          You can promote your achievements through our
and selection and product evaluation.                            Sustainability Advantage Partner recognition scheme.
                                                                 There are five levels of recognition.
By the end of the first workshop, you will have
developed a draft action plan to implement supply
chain environmental management in your business.                 Register or find out more
                                                                 supply chain management is one of seven sustainability
Implementation and optional workshops                            Advantage modules that guide and focus your
After the workshop you finalise your plan. During the next       environmental improvements. All modules help you plan
18 months, as you implement your plan, you may be able           and deliver lasting benefits and continuous improvement
to access additional one-on-one specialist advice.               as you adopt sustainability as a core business value.
                                                                 The Resource efficiency module has the Sustainability
We offer four additional workshops if you wish to                Advantage Energy saver
investigate supply chain strategies in more detail.              component, which offers an
Each workshop gives you time to learn and discuss key            energy audit and free technical
concepts and build a detailed action plan for your priorities.   support to help you save power.
1. supplier specification, evaluation and selection
•   Tender specification for environmental performance           Contact DECC’s Business Partnerships by:
•   Performance standards                                        Email
•   Evaluation criteria and procedures.                          Phone 02 8837 6000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Supply chain             Implement               Optional workshops to target strategies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Workshop                                                                                                                                                             Final review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     action plan              plan                    Participants understand key concepts and develop a plan for priorities:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Senior managers:              • DECC                  Senior managers         1                   2                      3                   4                   Together we review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • understand the                supply chain          and identified          supplier            Product                supplier            Customer            your projects and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     principles of                 contractor            staff:                  specification,      environmental          engagement and      engagement          successes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     supply change                 reviews the           • develop               evaluation and      performance            environmental       • decide level      You set new plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     environmental                 draft supply                                  selection           • sustainable          awareness               of customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            strategic plans                                                 training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    based on your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     management                    chain action                                  • sustainability        product                                    engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • implement                                                                                                results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • develop a business            plan                                              criteria for        attributes         • decide level      •   raise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            actions                  product/        •                          of supplier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     case for supply chain       • DECC                                                                  types of                                   environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • integrate                 company             evaluation             engagement          awareness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     engagement                    supply chain             plans into               performance         and                •   raise               among key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • draft a supply chain          contractor and           the business         •   contractural        verification           environmental       customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     action plan with              Sustainability                                    clauses and         (incl life cycle       awareness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            planning cycle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3-5 key actions               Advantage                                         issues              analysis)              among
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to implement                  champion                                      •                   •                          suppliers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tender              how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     supply change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ROADMAP sUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   finalise the plan                                 processes and       implement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     environmental                                                                   evaluation          product
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     management                                                                                          improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • choose a                                                                                            programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Advantage champion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Supply chain and              Sustainability          Senior managers         Supply chain and    Product,               Production and      Marketing, sales,   Sustainability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Who takes                                                                                       environmental       marketing and          supply chain        production and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   environmental                 Advantage               and identified                                                                                             Advantage

Printed on paper manufactured from 80% post-consumer recycled fibre. ISO 14001. Published June 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 part?                                                                                           managers            supply chain           managers            supply chain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   managers                      Champion                staff                                                                                                      champion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DECC supply chain   managers               DECC supply         managers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DECC supply chain             DECC supply chain                                                                                                                  DECC supply chain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 contractor          DECC supply            chain contractor    DECC supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   contractor leads              contractor                                                          chain contractor                           chain contractor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Current supply chain          Draft supply chain      Output from             Current supplier    Current product        Priority supplier   Key customer list   Results from your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 What is                                                                                         assessment          specifications         list
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 needed?           and procurement               action plan             initial workshop                                                                       Environmental       projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   policies                                                                      Supplier product    and product            Key                 issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Details of actions      Current delivery                            information                                                    Baseline and current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and performance                            environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Current supplier              for at least two        and business                                sheets (from                                                   data demonstrating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 documentation                              issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   assessment or product         operational areas       planning                                    supplier or own                                                environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   evaluation                                            processes                                   organisation)                                                  outcomes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Where and         Your workplace, at the        Your workplace,         Your workplace,                                                                                            Your workplace,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 when?             start of the module           after the workshop      after the supply                                                                                           at 18 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         chain action plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         has been finalised

                                                                                                       Phone +61 2 8837 6000 fax +61 2 8837 6099 Email
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 How long                                                                At least                Half day            Half day               Half day            Half day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Half day                        4 weeks                                                                                                                            2 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 does this take?                                                         18 months

                                                                                                       DEPARTMENT Of ENvIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE NsW 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney. PO Box A290, Sydney South NSW 1232.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             We provide practical, tailored support (workshops, training, technical assistance) to help you plan and implement your environmental projects and overcome issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For additional support requests, you prepare a summary of your achievements to date and a short overview and supporting data explaining why you need assistance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             As you undertake this module you will:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             •     attend ‘cluster’ network meetings three or four times a year, meeting with people in other businesses in your local area or industry sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             •     report your progress every six months (including verbal reports at cluster network meetings and contributing to project reports)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             •     collect data and other information for evaluating projects.

ISBN 978 1 74232 306 0 DECC 2009/396

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