Supply chain monitoring: strategy, organisation and competence challenges

In a recent article Mark Pagell and Anton Chevshenko (2014) argue that where sustainability used to be a fringe topic within (or outside) SCM, it should become an integrated part of SCM. Research tells that it’s not clear whose responsibility it is to do this: is it SCM, purchasing or procurement, CSR department...? Is it something that can be outsourced to third parties?

Aperitas was presented at NHS Sustainability Day 2016

Kim Sandholdt, CMO at Aperitas presented Aperitas sustainability solution at NHS Sustainability Day 2016.

He showed the Aperitas platform as an easy-to-use solution which could be useful for CSR experts and non-experts as well.

Looking for innovative SMEs

Aperitas was present at The Food & Drinking Expo in Birmingham on December 2, 2015. One of the main messages was, that running a sustainable and responsible business is a key issue in the British food and drinking industry.
Speakers from Universities, NGOs and the industry itself all agreed that visionary companies have become the driving force when it comes to innovating sustainability and CSR issues locally and globally.

Introducing our new Aperitas website

We are glad to show you our new website!
Fresh screenshots, detailed features, convincing benefits and many more...
We also made the Aperitas website mobile-friendly for your convenience. So you can have the best experience through useful functionality and adaptive design.

How to distinguish real sustainability from greenwashing?

Sometimes companies see a great potential in sustainability to sell more of their products. They claim how sustainable they are but in reality do nothing and only increase their profit.
It really seems to be a roulette game: luck is on your side now but what will the next bet bring you?

How do you analyse your company's sustainability indicators?

If someone asks you: “What CSR activity do you perform?” what will you answer? People may think over some minutes and reply something like: “Well…It’s difficult to describe in a few words…”.
And do you remember what sustainability results were achieved last year? Two years ago?

6 delusions about sustainability people consider true

How often do you hear the word “sustainability” in your everyday life? What does it mean for you?
Sometimes a word becomes a trend and people start using it everywhere even if they don't fully understand its meaning.

The world day against child labour: why companies shouldn’t employ children?

Companies prefer to employ children because they are paid less, are unlikely to complain and don’t qualify for labour unions. But it is important to remember that child labour does not strengthen your supply chain. It’s doubtful other suppliers will work with your company, if you do not abstain from using child labour in your supply chain.

4 arguments for the sustainable supply chain development

Nowadays it’s getting harder to find a company that doesn’t put an issue of sustainability in a high importance. 
Because businesses understand that “being sustainable” now means new serious challenges for supply chain management. Sustainable companies create shared value while enhancing their competency and improving economic and social conditions in the communities where they operate.

How does your business deal with sustainability in complex supply chains?

Globalisation’s imperative inspires businesses to enter markets, seek strategic partners and work with suppliers anywhere in the world. Establishing a global supply chain can open up attractive opportunities for pursuing growth, recruiting superior capabilities, and achieving cost-efficient operations.
Supply chain management is therefore increasingly seen as a critical competence and supply chains as a strategic asset.

What is sustainability and how does it affect supply chain management?

Sustainability doesn't have only environmental aspect as people usually might think. That's why it's always difficult to find 'a simple definition that covers the different dimensions of sustainability'.
According to Carter and Rogers model (2008) there are three spheres of sustainability (environmental, social and economic).