Many TfS member and supplying companies participate in TfS Audits carried out by TfS Audit partners. They dive deep into the sustainability practices of production sites and/or warehouses. Any findings related to their sustainability performance lead to a Corrective Action Plan – a CAP.
The revised TfS Audit process addresses the major challenge of closing the CAPs. Currently many of the CAPs remain open and do not deliver any tangible improvement in the sustainability performance of the site or warehouse. Therefore TfS extends the period of validity of TfS Audit results and for closing all TfS Audit findings to 36 months. In addition, TfS provides new tools to foster collaboration between TfS supplier and member companies and TfS Auditors. Several options – supplier updates, members feedback and formal verification – allow TfS to monitor and measure progress. TfS supplying and member companies and TfS Auditors are invited to unlock the value of the TfS Audit and go the extra mile “from CAP to finish“.
From whom? For all stakeholders involved in the TfS Audit process; TfS supplying and member companies and TfS Auditors.
TfS kicks off a new strategic period 2020-2025. The new TfS strategy – called TfS Grow&Deliver – will build on the solid TfS foundations to make the initiative stronger and more impactful. The support and commitment of the 26 TfS member companies will enable TfS to evolve from this successful, collaborative initiative into a real Community of people with a common purpose, working together to share knowledge, expertise and resources. Intensified collaboration among the member companies will increase the initiative’s impact and tangible outcomes. As TfS will build further on the high standards that the TfS members created, the initiative will evolve them in conformity with the changing requirements. Given the ever-growing pool of TfS supplying companies, TfS will intensify its growth efforts with emphasis on the Asian region (China, Japan and India).
For whom? This engaging video explains the TfS Grow&Deliver strategy, should motivate representatives of TfS member companies to contribute to the TfS initiative and external stakeholders to join TfS.
This is a must see video. Governments, laws, regulations and consumers demand that companies and global chemical supply chains become transparent, responsible and accountable. Hence TfS, the chemical industry initiative for sustainable supply chains. In this video, the TfS President, CPOs of TfS member companies and the TfS General Manager explain how TfS member companies share one industry vision: through TfS Assessments and TfS Audits of their suppliers, they drive sustainability through their supply chains. The benefit for the supplier is that the results of TfS Assessments and TfS Audits are shared by all TfS member companies under the principle “An audit/assessment for one is an audit/assessment for all.
For whom? This engaging video tells you the entire TfS story and should motivate new companies to join TfS.
The video explains the why of TfS and how TfS functions, and includes a call to join the TfS membership. In an engaging way, TfS’s General Manager Gabi Unger speaks about the TfS initiative, its purpose, TfS Assessments and TfS Audits process, achievements and results, supplier sustainability improvement, and the way forward for TfS.
For whom? It is a great video for those who should learn about or refresh their basic knowledge of TfS.
TfS in Action is a fun mood video of the TfS Annual Workshop held in Brugge on 25 and 26 September 2019. Highlighting the different TfS focus areas, the video features the TfS Coordinators, Work Stream Chairs, Co-Chairs and members discussing, listening to presentations, debating and … having fun. You will immediately understand that this TfS in Action video reflects the enthusiasm, commitment, drive and team of all those people from the TfS member companies and the TfS organisation.
For whom? This video recognizes the great contribution of all those individuals active in the work streams and should motivate others to join the TfS work streams in the future.
TfS President and Henkel CPO Bertrand Conquéret explains why sustainability is the future of the chemical industry, how the 23 TfS member companies manage to tackle the sustainability risks in their supply chains and what they jointly achieved under the umbrella of the TfS initiative.
Thomas Udesen, CPO Bayer explains why Bayer is a proud member of TfS. Bayer, a founding member of TfS strongly believes in power of collaboration. Facing chemical companies all face the same challenges, Thomas Udesen believes that they can have a bigger impact if they join forces and all work together towards the common goal of making supply chains more sustainable.
Learn about the background and the aim of the TfS initiative.
As the world faces enormous challenges including population growth, diminishing resources and rising consumption, chemical companies must be part of the solution. The chemical industry supply chains have global impact. Sustainable sourcing means considering environmental, social and ethical aspects. The TfS Chief Procurement Officers joined forces to improve sustainability within their supply chains. The initiative Together for Sustainability aims to use resources more efficiently, raise awareness, and create open and constructive dialogue between companies and their suppliers. TfS member companies must increase transparency, and measure their sustainability performance and their social and environmental footprint.