Consumer Goods

The consumer goods sector faces a rapidly changing landscape. In addition to operational challenges and climate change concerns, companies focused on consumer goods must manage various stakeholder expectations, regulatory efforts and unique pressure from new market entrants.

Ongoing supply chain concerns — exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic — and an ever-increasing percentage of consumers wanting to purchase more sustainable products means each part of the industry, from suppliers and vendors to retailers, needs to make sustainability a top priority.

Sustainability in the Consumer Goods Industry

While there are sustainability commitments from organizations within the sector, most efforts are led by the largest companies with the most extensive resources. But with regulatory bodies taking notice, consumers demanding transparency, and investors making decisions based on a company’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) positioning, there is a need for action from everyone.

Consumer goods organizations can reduce their carbon impact by finding energy efficiencies, improving sourcing practices, and reducing emissions across the entire value chain. It’s essential to have a holistic approach that avoids production waste and byproducts while integrating ecologically sensible standards and overall best practices.

80%

of consumer emissions reside in supply chains

29%

of global food system emissions come from livestock retail, transport, consumption, fuel use, waste management, processing and packaging

57%

of all start-ups in the consumer-goods sector are ‘green’ start-ups

How ENGIE Impact Can Help Consumer Goods Companies

Site Audits

Conducting site audits — as well as market studies, vendor outreach and more — allows us to design a roadmap and implementation plan for the organization.

Energy Efficiency Potential

Analyzing energy consumption across sites and assessing the overall decarbonization potential of various facilities establishes the opportunity for improvement. Using proven systems and understanding upcoming technologies that could also be implemented positions organizations to reach their decarbonization goals.

Partnership

Most organizations are looking for a partner to help define climate ambition and prepare the most efficient implementation actions. Stakeholder engagement drives a collaborative approach to understanding key elements to success, overall feasibility, and governance requirements.

Industry Experts

Mark Chadwick Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions – EMEAI
Sébastien Wagemans Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions - EMEAI
Stéphane Rapoport Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions - EMEAI
Clémence Fischer Director, Sustainability Solutions - EMEAI
Nik Bollons Senior Manager, Sustainability Solutions - UK & Ireland

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