Acknowledging and understanding different points of view, conflicting needs, problems, issues, or trends that could impact you now or in the future can help to build and strengthen those relationships that matter most to your business.
Whether it’s helping to secure difficult to obtain approvals, identifying issues in your supply chain or providing peace of mind, being able to work together often leads to better outcomes that benefit more people.
Stakeholders are those that have some sort of influence, involvement, concern, investment, interest or view in your business or operations. We can help you identify and map your key stakeholders. Understanding stakeholder views, interests and concerns helps you be better prepared and able to work through any issues before they become problems. It can also identify if there are any synergies to take advantage of together.
Cress can help you design a range of stakeholder consultation programs to get to know your key stakeholders, understand their perspectives and concerns as well as identify areas of potential collaboration. Cress can help you establish and build relationships with community, employees, regulators and other stakeholders.
Sometimes, the development assessment process can be affected by unexpected delays. A range of technical, communication or stakeholder issues may be involved. Whatever the issue, Cress can help equip you with the right information and strategy.
The integrity and resilience of your supply chain is important for cost control and business continuity but it’s also important to understand the sustainability aspects of your supply chain to reduce environmental, social and reputational risks. Cress can undertake a sustainability assessment and review of your supply chains providing greater peace of mind.
The pathway to sustainability frequently starts with procurement. It makes sense to focus on the supply chain given that 80 to 90% of carbon emissions, impacts on air, land, water and biodiversity can occur in the supply chain.
Sometimes called ethical or responsible sourcing, sustainable procurement describes the process of integrating environmental and social considerations into the procurement process to reduce the cost and risk associated with adverse impacts on health, social conditions or the environment. Aligning sustainable procurement with your business objectives, designing and implementing sustainable procurement policy and working with suppliers to set goals and establish baselines are just some of the ways Cress can help your business become more sustainable and reduce risk.
Modern Slavery is the serious exploitation of other people for personal or commercial gain. An estimated 40 million people are victims of modern slavery worldwide, including within Australia.
While few businesses would knowingly engage in exploitative practices, we all share a collective responsibility to guarantee our goods and services are not products of modern slavery.
Legislation is now in place requiring organisations with an annual revenue of more than $100 million to prepare and publish a modern slavery statement. The statement must address seven criteria including the identification of the risk of modern slavery within business operations and supply chains and setting out steps to address the risk.