© 2015

Sustainable Value Chain Management

Delivering Sustainability Through the Core Business

  • Michael D'heur

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tessa Wernink, Carina Strahl
    Pages 123-139
  3. Stephan Sielaff, Christina Witter, Clemens Tenge
    Pages 185-205
  4. Frank Roland Schröder, Dirk Holbach, Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum
    Pages 249-259
  5. John Bee, Peggy Diby, Bineta Mbacké, Barbara Wettstein
    Pages 313-325
  6. Markus Frank, Katharina Fischer, Dirk Voeste
    Pages 351-363
  7. Georg Lahme, Volker Klenk
    Pages 365-379
  8. Kurt Gruber, Christian Pophal, Hans Ehm
    Pages 381-391

About this book


This book introduces the integrated management concept of "Sustainable Value Creation", which delivers sustainability ‘inside-out’ from the core business. It is based on the premise that sustainability can provide a platform for growth, if it is implemented in a company’s products, services and supply chains (combined also known as the 'Value Chain'). Managing the Value Chain from the outset with a sustainability mindset subsequently allows profitable economical, ecological and societal growth. It combines the need for increased sustainability and its implementation in the operations of a company. The book addresses the following issues: How do economic, environmental and societal factors impact the value-creation process of a company? What requirements and expectations need to be met to balance economic, ecologic and societal value creation? What are the building blocks and measures that can be utilized on the journey towards building a sustainable value chain? What benefits can be achieved through sustainable value chains? What are the practical examples of sustainable value chains in leading companies that can inspire others to follow? The book includes contributions from the following organisations and companies: Beiersdorf, SAP, Klenk und Hoursch, VAUDE, Infineon Technologies, Independent Capital Management, BASF, Nanogate, the Federal German Council for Sustainable Development, Henkel, Symrise, shared.value.chain, Siemens, Fairphone and Thin Air Factory


Circular economy Sustainability strategy Sustainable products Sustainable supply chain Sustainable value chain

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael D'heur
    • 1
  1. 1.Shared.value.chainMunichGermany

About the editors

Michael D’heur, is founder and Managing Director of shared.value.chain, a think tank and management advisory firm for sustainable value chain management. He supports multi-national and mid-sized companies across various industries to build more sustainable products and operate global supply chains. Michael has more than 15 years of management consulting experience. Having worked for leading firms like PWC’s PRTM Management Consultants, i2 Technologies and Bearingpoint Michael delivered projects across 12 industries, 8 countries and 3 continents – his industry expertise covers Luxury Goods, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Telecoms Equipment, Semiconductors, Metals & Materials, Mining and Services. He is a thought leader on global value chain trends and renowned speaker at supply chain conferences. Michael is editor and author of ‘CSR und Value Chain Management’ (SpringerGabler, 2013) and lives in Munich, Germany. In addition, he serves as independent judge for the Supply Chain Management Award of the Supply Chain Council.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Energy, Utilities & Environment