After more than ten thousand years of remarkable stability, the earth’s climate is changing. The impact of climate change such as heat, pollution and acute weather events threaten the global economy and local communities. The need to drive rapid decarbonization and reduce waste across production systems is sharper than ever.
Climate change requires policy makers and business leaders to embrace risk management while accelerating both adaptation and decarbonization. Companies are therefore, expected to take full responsibility for social and environmental issues in their sustainability supply chain.
Due to such kind of responsibility, sustainability consulting firms are coming in handy to identify and analyse how private and public organizations are managing key sustainability issues.
For instance, KCIC Consulting Ltd (KCL), is at the forefront of implementing circular economy principles to support sustainable growth. Since the development of capacities, reliable relationships and systems are key for the establishment of supply chains, the company is proud to work with suppliers towards innovation, fair labor conditions, environmental stewardship and help its clients establish a risk-based procurement practice.
Recently, the sustainability consulting firm conducted a training on the circular approach towards sustainable waste management in Kenya. Their main objective was to guide plastic recyclers and collectors on how to achieve cost-efficient Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and how they can establish factors that can trigger the transition to a circular economy.
They designed custom made solutions, a clear road map to ensure collaboration and innovation across the PET supply chain and helped the recyclers and collectors establish a sustainable supply chain management.
With the old industrial models of “take, use, dispose” paving way for the circular economy, there is need for both small and large enterprises to integrate circular economy principles into their strategies to support sustainable growth.
With the help of KCL, Kenyan companies are able to implement circular economy principles, professionalize the necessary processes and skills up teams and managers accordingly.
This shows the firm’s commitment to the development and implementation of block chain technology to address social and environmental challenges across the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs urge companies to link supply chains sustainability goals to the global sustainability agenda by setting goals to lessen the resulting impact of recognized supply chain issues and base their goals on scientists’ recommendations for bringing various types of sustainability impact under thresholds that will maintain or improve human well-being.