The RS Standards team are engaged with the consumer goods sector through, integrity management, carbon management, plastic management and training projects and services.
We have relationships with a range of organisations within the sector from small enterprises to industry bodies and also multinational companies. There is pressure on the sector from the greening of government legislation and market procurement requirements. RS can assist clients meet expectations and keep a market advantage.
The RS team has worked with the consumer goods sector for many years. The sector is often based on long and complex supply chains with multiple handovers. Buyers throughout the chain need to have confidence with regards to sustainability, product integrity and social accountability aspects.
We recognise that consumer product companies are responsible for the bulk of single-use packaging plastic waste, estimated to be over 140 million tons per year. Acknowledging their role in the plastic pollution crisis, many companies have considered commitments to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. But how ambitious can these goals be? How do they compare to others in their industry?
RS team leaders have market buyer backgrounds and have been working within supply chain assurance for over 20 years offering sector organisations and market buyers expert advice through our key services of Consulting and Benchmarking, Sustainability support and Multistakeholder initiatives.
This can involve risk assessment, traceability and integrity review support. We have provided management frameworks and tools that deliver effective resilience, sustainability communications, market advantage and risk mitigation.
The sector often works to ‘context appropriate’ and practical standards that can stand up to scrutiny and high integrity benchmarking. The RS team are global standards and assurance experts and have assisted in the creation of leading edge environmental, energy and social accountability standards that are relevant to the sector.
The sector is a key user of energy and plastic and RS is a leading service support provider for the Responsible Plastic Management Program. RS can help organisations to better understand the impact and significance of plastics in a company or supply chain. As a headline service we offer waste and plastic management baseline reviews and official Plastic Literacy Training © to both small and multinational organisations.
RS has leading competence, confidence and experience in ISO, sustainability and corporate integrity type standards and our clients engage us for development, benchmarking, training and consulting services. Find out where you company stands in the key topical areas of sustainability and plastic management.