Finding the data for meaningful action
Responsible sourcing is evolving from an aspiration to a core corporate value. Meeting the rules of compliance is becoming more demanding. Understanding the costs and opportunities of climate change is more and more complex. You need the right insights and information to add depth to your sustainability approach. You need a partner who understands the key issues and knows where to find the answers.
Supply chains are notoriously complex. Visibility is hard to achieve. Where do you start? Who do you ask? And how do you interpret the data that you discover? Working alongside experienced researchers will save you time and frustration – and result in a more detailed picture of your global footprint.
Our global experience in the raw materials, metals and minerals supply chains gives us a unique capacity to advise our clients in this complex field. Whether you have a clear strategy in place, or your business is looking to expand your sustainability activity, we can help provide the intelligence you need to make informed decisions.
We offer deep, insightful and up-to-the-minute information on every participant, every material and every country in a supply chain.
Our proven methodology involves working closely with your people to identify and define your research goals. We can help you to map supply chains, measure and promote supply chain sustainability, assess and mitigate environmental and social risks, and build up a picture of the sourcing issues your business might face in years to come.
Hear from our Partners
TDi is a practical, solutions-driven company with the boldness to suggest new approaches. In my various roles they have been a partner I can rely on.
First listen, then build
Whether you’re at the start of your sustainability journey, or far along the road, we can add value through meticulous research.
We’ve Got The Tools
To Define your Strategy
Our combination of tools and solutions, in-house experience and network of industry contacts provides practical support. Together, we will make sense of shifting expectations and competing demands, as you define your responsible sourcing strategy.
We Create Tailor Made
Solutions To Suit Your Needs
Our experienced team excels at crafting thoughtful, effective methodologies that are tailored to clients’ individual goals. We’ve delivered results for some of the largest manufacturers in the world, from a wide range of industries. We also work for several industry associations, which commission supply chain research to assist their members to pursue responsible sourcing goals.
Learn How To Analyse
And Act On Your Data
We structure how you gather information from your supply chain, analyse the data and visualise emerging trends, then generate enthusiasm for the results among your customers and colleagues. Discover all the ways we can help your organisation stay fully informed and ready to face the ever-changing challenges of responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence.
Should we mine deep-sea minerals?
In May, TDi’s Dr Assheton Carter, took part in a panel discussion and spoke on deep-sea minerals’ extraction at the Cobalt Institute 2021 Conference.
‘Deep-Sea Minerals: Why Manufacturers and Markets Should Engage Now’ has been published by the World Economic Forum, written by the team at TDi Sustainability. The paper is the second in a series of three briefing papers for the Deep-Sea Minerals Dialogue, which aims to engage manufacturers that have metals in their supply chain and the market exchanges that trade them. The Dialogue is impartial and aims to inform these businesses of the importance of the topic, their stake in decisions about deep-sea mineral development, the opportunity to engage and to formulate a plan of action.
Decisions being taken now on the development of deep-sea minerals have implications for ocean conservation, responsible sourcing, sustainable production and even for our fight against accelerating climate change. It is a topic of generational importance and we need to pay attention. Let’s grasp the opportunity to engage and open the dialogue.