The Unilever Sustainability and Utilities Workshop was completed in March 2016 in Amsterdam, where selected Unilever teams - supply chain, procurement, sustainability and finance executives - had dialogues with potential outsourcing and sustainability providers to see how well they can support this strategy. Feedback from these teams was key input for InterPartners recommendation to Unilever management.
The Workshop was sponsored by:
Exclusive Workshop with the world's third-largest consumer goods company
Unilever is the world's third-largest consumer goods company measured by revenue, after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé. InterPartner assisted Unilever during a one-year period in defining objectives and scope for outsourcing, evaluating strategic outsourcing partners, and facilitating a process leading to pilot projects. In this context new sustainability technologies were considered as well.
By outsourcing of utilities – such as boilers, CHP, steam plants, power, gas, compressed air, refrigeration, water supply, waste water treatment – to selected outsourcing partners, Unilever can achieve several strategic advantages:
• More focus on core business
• Reducing capex
• Increasing energy and water efficiency
• Reducing operational cost
• Reducing complexity of suppliers
Unilever Sustainability & Utilities Workshop
March 21-22, 2016 in Amsterdam
Gabriel Reggio, Procurement Director, Capex and MRO