During the SPLC Summit in late May, TfS and MARS were guest of EcoVadis on their panel discussion Go Farther Together: Leveraging Industry Collaboration to Accelerate Sustainable Purchasing. On the panel was Peter Rau from EcoVadis, Erin Sedlak, Sustainable Project Manager for Brenntag North America, representing TfS and Rachel Goldstein, Global Packaging Sustainability Senior Manager for MARS. With today’s multifaceted network of supplier, buyers and communities, sector initiatives like the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Together for Sustainability, and AIM Progress work to deepen the supply chain network through collaboration by increasing transparency, insight and innovation. Erin Sedlak provided insight on TfS, how the initiative operates and the positive effects Brenntag has seen by being a member of TfS. Rachel Goldstein discussed MARS 2025 circular packaging plan and the need for new supply chains to be built to help achieve such goals. The importance of value chain partnership for package design changes, infrastructure changes, consumer engagement and metrics.
Panel session: Go Farther Together: Leveraging Industry Collaboration To Accelerate Sustainable Purchasing, 19 May 2020
Establishing a successful sustainable supply chain program can be a daunting task to face alone, and leaders are increasingly seeking to collaborate with other organizations in their industries to drive progress. The most proactive are creating “Industry/sector initiatives”. This panel brings together leading initiatives in both B2B and consumer sectors to share best practice perspectives on their goals, challenges, achievements, and inspiration.
Together for Sustainability is a non-profit organization created in 2011 with a vision to develop and establish a standardized global program to support sustainability performance in the chemical industry’s supply chain. Among their now 26 members, Brenntag has been a member of Together for Sustainability since 2016, the first chemical distributor to become a member.
Picture features Erin Sedlak, Sustainable Project Manager for Brenntag North America, representing TfS on the panel