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Sustainability along the Value Chain

The members of econsense are not only concerned with sustainability within their companies. To be able to label a product as "sustainably produced", they must also adhere to the pertinent requirements as they are defined, for example, by the UN Global Compact, in the ILO conventions or the relevant environmental and social standards. Therefore, the members of econsense work to practically implement sustainability standards along the value chain.

News of our Members

06/09/2017 | BASF spurs production of sustainable palm oil products

BASF further strengthens its operations network for certified palm products: Meanwhile the company manufactures certified ingredients at 20 locations around the world for the cosmetic, detergent and cleaning agent industries. This production network also includes the BASF factories at Gebze (Turkey) and Dahej (India): they have now received the Supply Chain Certificate of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as BASF announced on the occasion of the RSPO’s fifth annual European Roundtable in London.

11/03/2014 | Deutsche Post DHL: Transformed energy sector demands a smarter supply chain

DHL issued a new white paper on energy companies and their supply chain design. It endorses logistics executives to rethink traditional energy supply chain models and implement a highly integrated approach, before logistics drive up costs and destroy profit margins. The report is based on research by Lisa Harrington, President of the lharrington group LLC and Associate Director at the Supply Chain Management Center of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

10/14/2014 | Pharmaceutical industry confirms visible and flexible supply chains as most important logistics trends

Better supply chain visibility and increasing flexibility continue to be important trends in the Life Sciences and Healthcare (LSH) industry. They are essential for guaranteeing product safety and integrity. They also enable more efficient demand-driven supply chains and allow the industry to satisfy new regulatory standards as well as distribution requirements of innovative products. At the same time, they indicate the growing importance of logistics process management and outsourcing in this highly sensitive industry.


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.