Value Chain Development
Every organisation needs to know that its sourcing strategies are not contributing to environmental and social problems. Yet excluding upstream communities, perceived to be associated with such issues, can compound risks for the most vulnerable, while engaging them may instead reveal significant business opportunities. Balancing the two requires a rare skillset.
What we offer
Through our partner The Impact Facility, we offer clients the opportunity to invest in projects that add value to their businesses while promoting long-term social, economic and environmental sustainability in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.
Our services include:
Developing viable engagement mechanisms designed to empower vulnerable mining communities and meet your business investment needs.
Planning for sustainable, long-term engagement and capacity building that follows OECD due diligence guidance.
Best practice development
Establishing best practices and setting standards for chain of custody and traceability solutions, including blockchain-based applications.
Due diligence services
Auditing supply chain participants against agreed benchmarks, and providing ongoing third-party monitoring and verification. Read more on due diligence.
Developing and managing finance instruments for impact investment.
Overseeing multi-stakeholder partnerships and corporate social responsibility grant projects.
Marketing and communications
Designing proactive consumer engagement strategies around responsible and ethical impact investment projects.
Lessons in sustainable supply chain management: what consumer electronics can learn from the Fairphone approach
I was invited to speak alongside other experts at the launch of Fairphone’s ‘Fair Materials Sourcing Roadmap 2023’. The creation of this roadmap has been a lengthy and complex process. But this plan of action gives Fairphone the ability to demonstrate publicly how it is addressing sustainable supply chain management sourcing. We are proud to have played a part in its creation.
Equitable Origin Platform
Equitable Origin, an independent non-profit organisation that aims to protect people and the environment through equitable natural resource development, asked TDI Sustainability to help develop a group of online assessment tools – the EO Platform – to efficiently measure the performance of energy projects and suppliers.Read More
The Bettercoal Assurance System
Established by a group of major coal buyers, Bettercoal aims to advance sustainability performance in the global coal supply chain through the Bettercoal Assurance System. TDI Sustainability was tasked to support Bettercoal with introducing modifications to their Assurance System by providing expert input on its governance, structure, and technical content.Read More