Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex and mostly driven by price volatility; operate with less and less transparency; and struggle to become more sustainable and resilient. This traditional opaque model limits companies’ knowledge of the players involved in their value chain, and the risks to which they are exposed. In this session, we will explore innovative business models, incentives, and solutions to increased transparency and progress towards sustainability throughout the value chain. We will take a deep dive into strategies and solutions to build sustainable (and profitable) supply chains.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Vice President Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability
Chris Sayner has worked with Croda for 39 years in several sales and marketing roles. As vice president global accounts, Sayner has seen the evolution of corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting, particularly in consumer products industries, and helped design the architecture around Croda’s sustainability reporting in 2007, and now Croda’s 2030 ambition to be « Climate, Land and People Positive. » Croda has twice been included in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, in 2013 and 2014, and on the CDP “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” in 2013 for leading on climate change transparency together with recognition by Trucost, sustainability analysts, as a Natural Capital Decoupling Leader since 2014.
Sayner writes and presents extensively on supply chain integrity, covering wide ranging issues such as carbon footprint, biobased raw materials, traceability, and supporting Certified Sustainable Palm Oil supply chains in home and personal Care.
Director, Consumer Citizen and Brands Dialogue
Consommateur & Citoyen
Helene Jessua is Director for consumer-citizen and brands dialogue at Consommateur & Citoyen, which is aimed at accelerating the transition of the largest food companies to sustainability. At this role, she leads dialogue between volunteer consumers-citizens and companies, to define products specifications enabling a better remuneration of producers, as well as sustainability achievements. Jessua has worked on sustainable business strategy, communications, and stakeholder engagement for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Consommateur & Citoyen, she served as Global Sustainability Director at Redcats group, and as Head of Corporate Sustainability Communications at Carrefour group.
Head of Sustainability
Biography coming soon.
Thibault Gravier leads BSR’s Supply Chain Sustainability practice, focusing on the development and implementation of sustainable sourcing strategies with companies, collaborative initiatives, and research for innovative approaches.
Thibault has more than 12 years of experience working with global organizations to dramatically improve the sourcing practices and sustainable impact of critical raw materials.
Prior to BSR, Thibault founded two entrepreneurial ventures: Actions & CO2, an engineering consulting firm specializing in carbon footprints, and then Transitions, a leading French consultancy agency specialized in sustainable sourcing, which he ran for more than eight years.
Through leading efforts in responsible fruit production to deforestation-free sourcing (including soy, palm oil/palm kernel oil, rubber, pulp and paper, coconut oil, and more) for the retail, cosmetic, and oleochemical sectors, Thibault has in-depth expertise in the complexity of supply chains and has pioneered innovative practices such as insetting, reverse sourcing strategies, and new business models for supply chains.
Beyond sustainable sourcing, Thibault has been involved in various projects to reduce the carbon footprint of some of the major fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) along their supply chains.
Thibault holds a M.S in Business and Administration and Environmental Management from ESC Amiens Business School and Melbourne Swinburne University of Technology and a Management Degree from Shanghai Dong Hua University.
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I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.