Coca-Cola: sourcing the biggest sustainability challenge faced by suppliers
A survey of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ suppliers has revealed that sustainable sourcing (77 percent), community (54 percent) and resource scarcity (46 percent) are the top three sustainability issues expected to impact business over the next two years.
Findings of the survey were discussed at CCE’s annual Supplier Sustainability Webinar, which provided CCE and over 150 of its suppliers with an opportunity to understand how to build a sustainable future together.
CCE updated its Sustainability Plan to ensure that its targets remain in line with stakeholder expectations. Its updated commitments are closely aligned with the issues identified by suppliers in this latest survey, including:
Sustainable sourcing: Working with its suppliers to ensure that it sustainably sources 100 percent of its key agricultural ingredients by 2020;
Community: Supporting the skills development and learning skills of 250,000 young people each year;
Resource scarcity: Supporting the development of a circular economy, using recycled and renewable materials and recycling more packaging than it uses.
Ron Lewis, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Coca-Cola Enterprises said: “Our annual Supplier Sustainability Webinar has been a great success and I’m pleased to see that a large number of our suppliers joined us today to take part in the discussion. We can’t achieve great sustainability results by ourselves, so involving suppliers across our carbon value chain is critical.
“The results of our supplier survey are fully aligned with our sustainability journey. Sustainable agriculture, community and resource scarcity are top of our agenda and we will continue to address these issues together with climate change, wellbeing and water in the future.”
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Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia
Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success."
Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo
Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.
Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."
Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini
Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc.
Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”