SupplyShift and Anthesis announce strategic alliance to accelerate supply chain sustainability action
16 September 2020 — Anthesis, the sustainability activator, and SupplyShift, the leading software network for responsible supply chains, today announced a strategic business alliance to accelerate supplier engagement and action on sustainability and ESG performance.
Combining the sustainability subject matter expertise and geographical reach of Anthesis with SupplyShift’s network approach to supply chain transparency and data exchange, the alliance will provide organisations and their vast supply chains with the three most critical components for successful and rapid transformation: data and analytics, communications and education, and targeted capacity building.
Founded in 2013, SupplyShift’s collaborative technology helps businesses simplify the processes of creating visibility, engaging suppliers, and managing data across complex, multi-tiered supply chains. The platform has been purpose-built to deliver the insights businesses need to improve supplier performance across a wide range of social and environmental sustainability issues, leveraging a network of industry groups, NGOs, and consulting partners to help companies combine technology with subject matter expertise. SupplyShift enables effective supplier data tracking and insights via a centralised platform for companies and suppliers to exchange data and reduce supplier assessment fatigue. With over 90,000 entities transacting data in over 133 countries, SupplyShift delivers actionable insights as the world’s largest network for responsible, transparent, and resilient supply chains.
SupplyShift enables effective supplier data tracking and insights via a centralised platform for companies and suppliers to exchange data and reduce supplier assessment fatigue.
This alliance further supports Anthesis’ technology-enabled approach to its consulting services and solutions to drive sustainable performance with its global clients. With more than twenty software solutions developed in-house, from greenhouse gas calculators to waste tracking tools, Anthesis also collaborates with innovative and progressive technology companies through its Anthesis Ventures initiative, that share its purpose and vision for a more productive and resilient world.
Anthesis Executive Director and North American lead for Anthesis Ventures, Josh Whitney says: “The real work of meeting ambitious ESG targets and SBTs is around shortening the cycle of data collection and including targeted supplier capacity-building, moving suppliers quickly from understanding to action. In SupplyShift we can deliver on these two most critical elements of an effective supplier engagement program: purpose-built software in combination with targeted capacity building support.”
Jamie Barismantov, SupplyShift’s COO added: “Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at SupplyShift, and we’re thrilled to enter this new relationship with Anthesis. By combining Anthesis’ subject matter expertise with our technology, we’ve created a powerful synergy that businesses can tap into and accomplish their supply chain sustainability work at a scalable, accelerated pace.”