We offer solutions for Supply Chain Transparency, implementation of Social and Environmental Standards and Safe Use of Chemicals.

We are globally acting sustainability consultants who provide custom-tailored solutions for brands, retailers, producers, associations and Non-for-Profit organisations.

We work best and most uniquely to implement holistic and preventive strategies in complex supply chains. Our consultants provide practical expertise in consumer goods industries, production and purchasing processes. The understanding on customer's operational processes, procurement practices, products portfolio and culture is the basis for elaboration of suitable solutions. We support you to assess performance and make data-driven decisions to refine your strategy and achieve greater impact of sustainability projects.

We Have Many Years of Experience in the Field

With more than 15 years of experience in textile, apparel and leather industry and in CSR-consulting and implementation.

  • 2003

    Year of foundation.

  • 2004

    Starting first ECO-Monitoring activities for MIGROS in Switzerland and CSR-Pilot projects with a consumer magazine in Germany.

  • 2006

    Code of Conduct Audits and Monitoring worldwide in the agriculture, food and non-food sector for a renowned retailer in Japan.

  • 2007

    PPP Project sustainable aquacultures for shrimp breeding in co-operation with 3p Institute und Coastline Seafood co-financed by DEG successfully completed und organic certified shrimps placed on the market.

  • 2009

    Development of a risk assessment concept for a Japanese online-retailer to assess supply chain risks for textile and apparel. Design of online questionnaire tool for data collection.

  • 2010

    REACH project in Hongkong and China in the textile wet processing sector. Establishing a training centre in co-operation with CITA. Financed by Textile Council of Hongkong Ltd.

  • 2011

    PPP project on REACH conformity in the textile sector in Tamilnadu, India with digital learning modules in cooperation with donor DEG and partner Secova (Software provider).

  • 2012

    PPP project in Bangladesh on Chemical Management and Training of Trainers program co-financed by DEG. Development of c.a.r.e. software for inventory management of chemicals and materials.

  • 2015

    DETOX and MRSL strategy and implementation consultancy for various retailers in Germany.

  • 2016

    Chemical Management audits on behalf of different brands and retailers in Europe, Asia and South America for textile, metal and leather products.

  • 2017

    First project for Partnership for Sustainable Textiles in co-operation with ICON Institute.

  • 2020

    Co-operation with retraced for innovative supply chain solutions.

  • 2021

    Training courses and webinars on the implementation of the German Supply Chain and Due Diligence Law




Long-lasting, forward-thinking partnerships with the best value for our clients and maximum impact in the countries of production drive our business model.


What makes the difference?

We take a capacity-building approach  that supports organizations to sustain the achieved status and become even more effective on their own. We believe that the best and most enduring way for the development of a sustainability performance is a continuous learning process. In all our engagements, we share our thinking and experience, collaborate throughout the process actively, and provide our clients with the tools to engage in ongoing improvement.

Who are our experts?

With consultants who have practical expertise in different assignments and subjects, we develop and realize miscellaneous projects. We have a team richly diverse in personal experience, professional training and content expertise. The majority of our team members work already 10 years or more with us and bring excellent experience together. Jointly with our local partners in China, India, Bangladesh and Japan we support our clients with innovative, custom tailored solutions.

gsm Global Sustainable Management GmbH
  • Von-Groote-Straße 28
    50968 Köln

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gsm is an expert for sustainable value creation. We offer strategic and technical support for brands, retailers and suppliers on social responsibility, chemical management and environmental protection.

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