The UK’s leading retail supply chain business, Clipper Logistics, has partnered up with Segura, a supply chain transparency specialist, to ensure sustainable and ethical operations throughout its supply chain, as part of Clipper’s broader sustainability goal to be carbon net zero by 2035. Through this partnership, Segura will deliver its supply chain mapping and visualisation system which provides transparency across the entire supply chain.
“As supply chains become more global and complex, and data reporting alongside legislative requirements increases, it is vital to have access to real-time, accurate information,” said Karen Leppard, Clipper Logistics head of sustainability and ESG.
The system that is put in place by Segura will enable Clipper to actively mitigate and map the risk of supply chain interruption, including environmental factors and those potentially caused by unethical practices. The system will also enable Clipper to manage its internal health and safety systems, alongside its ethical trading and emissions due diligence.
“Segura enables us to provide our stakeholders with increased confidence in supply chain transparency. In the current climate, where legislative compliance and enforcement is imperative, Segura’s ability to capture and enable us to monitor our emissions and understand human rights adherence is of the utmost importance,” explained Karen. “Understanding impacts and opportunities associated with environmental and geopolitical events in the wider supply chain through Segura will be of huge benefit not only to us, but our customers as well.”
At the moment, all of Clipper’s service providers are being invited to the platform to sign-up and to align with the company’s global business standards. Moreover, the service providers will able be able to work directly with Segura through this platform to mitigate any supply chain risks that arise through order management of raw materials, components and services.
“Segura’s real-time and continuous due diligence throughout the up and downstream supply chain can support the reduction of lead-times and waste, helping customers to achieve specific ROIs,” added Peter Needle, Segura Founder and President.
“We are delighted to partner with innovative organisations like Clipper. Our aim is to help brands positively impact people and the planet, interrogating supply chains gives us a real opportunity to help businesses achieve key sustainability and governance pillars,” Peter concluded.