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Corporate Due Diligence

Strategy consultancy & implementation

With a view from another perspective we consider your ideas of corporate sustainability and support you with the integration in business processes.

  • Prioritisation of subject areas
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Elaboration of solutions
  • Preparing information about initiatives, and programmes on various sustainability topics
  • Interface management
  • Definition of overarching and interim objectives
  • Elaboration of roadmaps
  • Accompany in stakeholder communication
  • Presentations for in-house and external introduction
  • Corporate policy and directive design
Supply Chain Transparency

As a neutral party without business relations to your suppliers we collect the data on your supply chains. Target oriented up to the wet processing or through the entire chain back to the raw material. Our services cover different modules such as:

  • Risk assessment and prioritisation according to product groups, manufacturing countries, procurement structures, processes and strategic importance
  • Provision of questionnaires online, digital or as hardcopy
  • Data collection and verification
  • Plausibility check
  • Supply Chain Mapping
  • Recommendations
Due Diligence under the OECD-Guidance

Within your corporate non-financial due diligence e.g. according to the OECD guideline or in preparation of upcoming legal requirements we give support in analysis of socio ecological procurement risks along the supply chains by:

  • Risk identification and prioritisation aligned with your product groups, producing countries, purchasing structures, processes and supply chains
  • Elaboration of hot spots
  • Development of recommended actions
  • Accompanying internal and external communication
  • Knowledge transfer and trainings

 

Chemicals

Chemical Management

We support you with all subjects regarding the improvement of working conditions in your supply chains. Our services cover different modules such as:

  • Pre-Assessment on risks
  • On-site status analysis
  • Evaluation of audit reports (ZDHC, BEPI, DETOX etc.)
  • Root cause analysis
  • Elaboration of action plans
  • Follow-up of realisation
  • Implementation of management systems in your supply chains
  • Elaboration or alignment of handling instructions, operating procedures and manuals
  • Hazard assessment
  • Evaluation of Safety Data Sheets
  • Awareness building and management and workforce involvement
Chemical Assessment

We support you with all subjects regarding avoidance of harmful substances and careful use and handling of chemicals.

  • Chemical conformity input assessment
  • Conformity evaluation on customer MRSLs or ZDHC of wet processing recipes
  • Preparation and assessment of chemical inventories on process plausibility, safety data sheets, MRSL, REACH and formal conformity
  • Gathering of supporting data from chemical manufacturers
  • Substitution
  • Process optimisation
  • Interpretation of test reports (water, products, chemicals)
  • Root cause analysis
  • Action plans for remediation
  • DETOX consultancy
  • Activity reports for customer requests
  • Elaboration or alignment, of handling instructions, operating procedures and manuals
Knowledge Transfer

We provide individual coaching and competence building for different organisational levels in your organisation or your supply chains. gsm is an accredited ZDHC training provider.
Our experienced trainers use varying methods such as:

  • Teach-the teacher-programmes
  • Classroom trainings
  • Interactive workshops
  • Expert talks with moderation
  • Individual mentoring and coaching
  • Digital learning
  • Training contents and methods are adopted to your individual needs and the knowledge level of participants.
  • Training contents cover topics such as:
  • Chemical Management
  • REACH
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Handling & understanding of test results and root cause analysis for remediation
  • Compliance with customer specific requirements.

Workplace Safety & Social Standards

Occupational Safety

We support you with all subjects regarding the improvement of workplace safety in your supply chains.

  • Pre-Assessments on risks
  • On-site status analysis
  • Evaluation of audit reports (BSCI, OHSAS, SA 8000 etc.)
  • Root cause analysis
  • Elaboration of action plans
  • Follow-up of realisation
  • Implementation of management systems in your supply chains
  • Activity reports for customer requests
  • Elaboration of handling instructions, operating procedures and manuals
  • Risk evaluation
  • Assessment of safety precautions and protective equipment
  • Awareness building and workforce involvement
Working Conditions

We support you with all subjects regarding the improvement of working conditions in your supply chains. Our services cover different modules such as:

  • Pre-Assessment on risks
  • On-site status analysis
  • Evaluation of audit reports (BSCI, WRAP, SA 8000 etc.)
  • Root cause analysis
  • Elaboration of action plans
  • Follow-up of realisation
  • Implementation of management systems in your supply chains
  • Activity reports for customer requests
  • Elaboration of handling instructions, operating procedures and manuals
  • Installation of dialogue structures between workforce and management
Supplier Development

We develop your suppliers by close companionship in the implementation of action plans. These plans are based on available audit results or our on-site status analysis.

A constant improvement is achieved by:

  • Integration into established or the installation of new management systems.
  • Partnership based involvement of the factories in the implementation process
  • Process safety
  • Enhancement of competences and responsibilities.

Products

Sustainable Materials

We select jointly with you and your suppliers alternatives for sustainable materials matching to your products.

  • Research activities on sustainable materials and finishes
  • Assessment of proposals from your suppliers
  • Integration of defined objectives on sustainable materials in the product development
  • Training and consulting of buyers and designers
  • Strength and weak point analysis based on a holistic approach
Standard Development

We align your standards with market and legal requirements and develop concrete guidelines.

  • Comparison with legal provisions and updates such as REACH
  • Market observation
  • Development and adaptation of RSL or MRSL
  • Development of amendments of individual corporate or supply chain codes of conduct in-house and
  • Analysis of purchasing conditions or specifications regarding sustainability topics
  • Recommendations for admission of new requirements or subjects
Traceability

For selected materials, as random check or comprehensively, we trace back your products. By means of a concrete order we track the supply chain as far as possible through single tiers (productive and non-productive).

Our services cover different modules such as:

  • Provision of questionnaires online, digital or as hardcopy
  • Data collection and verification
  • Plausibility check
  • Supplier information
  • Communication with certification bodies
  • Final result report
  • Recommendations

Our IT-Support

Online-Monitoring

Outsource the follow-up activities for all types of document review, data gathering and conformity checks.

Online Questionnaire

Gather information from suppliers, evaluate performance and generate reports.

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Benchmark your own sustainability performance and analyse out field of actions.

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gsm Global Sustainable Management GmbH
  • Hohenzollernring 37
    50672 Köln

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  • +49 (0) 221 502949-0

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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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