Sustainable Supply Chains 

 

Current Phase (to July 2015)

This phase focuses on the further development and piloting of  The Sustainable Business Review (SBR). This is an online self-assessment, that aims to help SMEs in the food sector in Wales review how well they are addressing sustainability in their business practices, and helps them communicate this to buyers and consumers.

This is now available for food businesses to use for free. See separate website. 

Earlier phases

The current work builds on the successful first two phases of the Sustainable Supply Chains project:

Phase 1 ran from June 2009 -2011, piloting a number of projects to demonstrate practical approaches to creating sustainable supply chains for micro-enterprise producers. We facilitated 5 collaboration projects, supporting over 30 micro-enterprise food and drink businesses and other supply chain partners – see SSC Executive Summary and key lessons learned

Phase 2 comprised two projects which build on the findings of Phase 1.
The first was to develop an online toolkit to help enterprises self-assess progress in creating a sustainable business (led by Iain Cox of Ecostudio).

The second was to assist social enterprises to widen their supply chain and collaboration activity (led by Simon Michaels of f3- the local food consultants).