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A long standing sustainability consultancy that partners with companies by offering end to end solutions for global supply chains challenges. Drawing upon over 40 years combined experience we deliver genuine change through tailor-made solutions covering:
• Strategy, from policy to engaging with stakeholders;
• Sustainable Sourcing & Supply Chains;
• Traceability and Transparency;
• Raw Materials & Forest Risk Commodities;
• Risk Management and Metrics;
• Footprinting and Reporting;
• Product Claims and Responsible Marketing.
We work with retailers and brand owners and their supply chains globally to improve performance and communication to deliver greater shared value in a responsible way.see less
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Footprinting, Reporting & Disclosure



Footprinting, Reporting and Disclosure

When the external world asks a company what impact it has on a particular issue, they are asking for metrics – how much, the volume of or the weight.   Simple questions do not however guarantee getting the answer is a simple process.  How much of a commodity consumed requires analysis of many components, products and often the decisions of third parties from direct suppliers to your caterer’s behaviour.  SEC has particular experience of footprinting and then taking that information to make it accessible to the widest group of stakeholders.

We are all asked to report by many organisations, some close to us through membership obligations and others remote, such as rating agencies and disclosure organisations preparing information for comparison and analysis by others.  The financial industry functions by creating indexes and structures by which it can compare and contrast companies performance.  Reporting and disclosure is part of being in that world. So to be the best your organisation can be sometimes needs help.  SEC would like to help you prepare your company footprint data, validating it for accuracy and thereby allowing your team to focus on interacting with your key audiences.

Risk Management & Footprinting

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Risk Management and Footprinting

Risk Management

Trying to make sense of so many CSR and related factors increases the need for management systems that provide insight. Many companies use a combination of spend and rudimentary footprint (or consumption) analysis to decide where to focus effort. Others use scorecards to get a baseline and then track performance changes. Whichever way you go about building sustainability into decision making, this area is where SEC can make a real contribution to your understanding of the supply chain. We have a suite of information and visual tools to support good risk management decision making.

PRISM Mapping & Geo-Spatial Risks

As the world becomes a more connected place, knowing where your risk lie geographically is smart business. SEC has been using geo-spatial mapping for the management of supply chain and raw material risks for many years.  We can create a bespoke range of risk indicators that address your own set of concerns. More

Footprinting, Reporting & Disclosure

Finding out who and most importantly what is most important, needs metrics plus insight. SEC works with our clients to understand their ‘footprint’ and to use this to prioritise and get maximum return from the limited CSR spend and resources we find is generally available. Generating information for reports and public disclosure is where your company’s investment in good practice comes to life for your wider stakeholders. More

Risk Data & Business Intelligence

The more we know about the world the harder it becomes to control data and make sense of what it is trying to tell us. Finding patterns and insight from the data you have on your products and supply chain it vital to make good decisions. More

Natural Capital Dependencies & Accounting

Does your business know how dependent it is upon natural resources? In a climate and resource stressed world, do you have a clear picture of which natural systems and ‘ecosystem services’ you use? These processes are the systems that build life and maintain the conditions for life on earth, as well as and keeping us in food and sustain your value chain to continue functioning.

Some functions are pretty obvious like water, others more subtle like pollination services or flood prevention. From the forests that supply fibre, water and raw materials to the carbon, water and nutrient cycles, there is much to understand. Knowledge of which will then make it so much easier for your company to control and mitigate risks around the business and globally. More