What


 

Strategy 

 

Development & implementation

It is very important when developing and implementing a new strategy to take into account the relevance of the subject at hand and the desired impact. Therefore it is recommended to identify the landscape you operate in and align your strategy with existing standards, guidelines and frameworks. Known and widely used standards are for example ISO 14000 (Environmental Management), OHSAS 18000 (Occupational Health & Safety), SA8000 (Social Accountability) whereas guidelines are for example ISO 26000 (Sustainability @ an organization), ISO20400 (Responsible procurement) BS 8001 (Circular Economy). International frameworks that are often used to refer to are SDG – Sustainable Development Goals, OECD Guidelines (for Multinationals on Due Diligence) and ILO ( International Labor Organization). 

In other words, when an organization has the ambition to create a positive impact to a more sustainable world, it is important for an organization to address key theme(s) that fit’s to their core business. For example the long term ambition As such it could be related to carbon neutrality, zero waste or inclusive workforce as long if this is relevant and whether the chosen theme is a significant part of the organizations impact. The implementation of the strategy is supported by a well described long term plan including clear objectives and targets.

 

Solutions 

 

Integration & Embedding in organization

Organizations decide to create a positive impact within their own operations or their value chain based on their strategy and ambitions. To ensure a structural continuous improvement organizations expect efforts and activities put in place to improve are properly integrated in the core business processes and as such embedded in the organization. 
Solutions we offer vary from simple tools until customized sustainability or supply chain IT solutions. Furthermore non IT solutions are referring to materiality analysis, risk identification and benchmarking.
We collaborate with IT service providers either though a partnership (ADEC-Innovations) or actively engage in the development of the user requirements to ensure the solution fits the needs and exceeds expectations when implemented.

From a Human Capital perspective we put ‘people’ first and engage the key roles and actors in the process to focus on characteristics, capabilities and behavior as an integral part. The perfect match can also be created and maintained in case the overall process is based on clear boundary conditions and additional support.

 

Support 

 

Raising awareness & training

To be successful in the overall implementation and facilitating the desired actions or change a clear communication plan is desired. The communication plan covers ways to raise awareness to all relevant stakeholders, describes the messaging and visuals to support the continuation of the improvement process and includes a training plan. A global network of subject matter experts is a hand to support very specific topics, challenges or opportunities. A self-learning approach incorporates feedback loops to make sure the learnings are shared and possible issues are tackled in time. We offer training either through our relationship with NEVI (Dutch Association of Procurement Professionals) or develop and execute dedicated in-company training. We drive and support your Multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement in various ways whether they are online, on-site or arranging and hosting an event or conference. Another kind of support is creating a sharing and learning community where the "young" generation (e.g. fresh graduates) meets and collaborates with the "experienced" generation. We stimulate new way of thinking and acting to create the best possible output that lasts.