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  • FuturoFirma Sustainability
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  • 3 Wellington Park
  • Malone Road
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    BT9 6DJ
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  • Tel: +44 (0)28 9092 3305
    Fax: +44 (0)28 9092 3334
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Producers and Exporters of goods

A sustainable approach can help you become supplier of choice

 

Demonstrating a commitment to sustainability can help producers and exporters meet and exceed the rigorous sustainability standards that procurement functions in global firms now demand of their supply chains, and provide assurances to increasingly sustainability-aware consumers of the conformity of their products with key sustainability principles.


A demonstrable commitment to sustainability principles is now of critical importance for producers and exporters of goods. There are a number of reasons for this:

 

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Buyers increasingly only source from ‘sustainable’ suppliers: Recognition by retailers and procurement functions of the risks associated with an unsustainable supply chain, is resulting in many of them demanding that their suppliers implement and demonstrate sustainable approaches and processes – with the threat of contract termination where this is not met.

 

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Consumers globally are demanding more ‘sustainable’ products: Consumers are increasingly favouring products that have minimal environmental and social impacts. This presents an obvious opportunity for producers to expand their consumer base by demonstrating sustainability, as well as a risk that failure to do so may result in the loss of key customers.

 

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Products are often certified based on sustainability credentials: Driven by expressed consumer preferences, products are now regularly certified based on how they meet key sustainability criteria. Certification provides third-party corroboration of sustainability claims, distinguishes a product from competitors, and ultimately increases the attractiveness of a product.

 

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The regulatory framework is changing globally: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development are driving a new regulatory agenda globally. Producers wishing to acquire the requisite licences to operate or sell products internationally, therefore now have to demonstrate compliance with more stringent and comprehensive sustainability regulatory requirements.

 

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FuturoFirma can help producers and exporters of goods devise and implement robust sustainability strategies, processes and solutions, and report on the outcomes in a way that will satisfy procurement managers and customers that their goods, products and processes accord with fundamental sustainability principles. In particular:

 

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We work with producers and exporters to demonstrably minimise the adverse impacts of goods and products over their life cycles, through improved processes, inputs, technologies and
monitoring frameworks.

 

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We use robust techniques such as life cycle analysis, carbon footprinting, etc, to ensure that producers can effectively and credibly report on the sustainability performance of their products, and in so doing, derive the full competitive and business benefits associated with a sustainable approach.