Procurement & Supply Chain

Operating within traditional risk and governance frameworks, we craft best practice sustainable procurement and supply chain management policies and processes. This includes adopting Sustainable Procurement Guidance ISO 20400, circular procurement, decarbonization, biodiversity, nature impacts, human rights, anti-modern slavery measures, and social procurement opportunities. 

In close collaboration with our clients, we seamlessly integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into their procurement strategy. Our services encompass risk and opportunity analysis, assessment and mapping, due diligence, category management plans and initiatives, materials and sustainability evaluation matrices, supplier engagement programs, capacity building, and performance management tactics. 

“Supply chains continue to be one of the most important levers for business to create positive impact in the world.” UN Global Compact
Integrating sustainable procurement and supply chain management takes time and effort. It requires business transformation. The timeframe might be longer, but the techniques are familiar: clear objectives, buy-in from staff and stakeholders, planning, learning and refining.

Backed by Edge’s deep technical skills across the full sustainability spectrum, our Sustainable & Ethical Procurement services navigate the complexity of organisational risk management and governance to deliver targeted, holistic, and implementable sustainable procurement and supply chain outcomes. Our differentiator is bringing the practitioner lens in co-designing practical, implementable actions. 

Harnessing procurement and engaging the supply chain is essential to achieving sustainability outcomes. We combine science, strategy and storytelling to help our clients deliver positive global impact. No matter what they want to achieve, or where they’re starting from. We do that by showcasing the role procurement plays in achieving positive impact to staff, suppliers and the communities that your organisation operates within. 

We work with all organisations, sectors and industries that buy products and services. Our extensive experience ranges across all levels of public, private and not-for-profits, from small to medium business to large multi-nationals, mulit-lateral partnerships and off-shore, global supply chains. 

Sustainable Procurement Governance
  • Governance gap and opportunity analysis
  • Due diligence, risk and opportunity assessment including heat maps
  • Sustainable Procurement Guidance ISO 20400 benchmarking and
    implementation roadmaps
  • Sustainable and circular procurement strategy, policy, process and
    guidelines development
  • Tailored sustainable category management plans and initiatives
  • GreenStar responsible procurement support, alternate material options and multi-criteria decision making frameworks and tools
Supply Chain Management
  • Supply chain environmental and social risk assessment (heat maps)
  • Supply chain impact analysis, research and action plans
  • Scope 3 supply chain strategies and engagement plans
  • Supplier assessment and evaluation
  • Supplier engagement and performance management tactics
  • Metrics, indicators and impact measurement
Capacity Building
  • Internal team awareness and training from executives to buyers
  • Supplier communication, engagement and capacity building programs
  • Facilitated workshops
  • E-learning modules
  • Webinars
Human Rights and Anti-Modern Slavery
  • Modern slavery and human rights risk assessment and prioritisation
  • Human rights and modern slavery policy and framework development and implementation
  • Risk mitigation roadmaps and implementation support
  • Remediation frameworks
  • Grievance mechanisms efficacy
  • Modern slavery statement drafting support
Social Procurement
  • Social procurement strategy, framework, policy development and implementation
  • Social impact measurement frameworks
  • Social procurement opportunities analysis and initiatives
  • Indigenous and social enterprise business engagement opportunities
  • Product social impact analysis


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