PR.6 Develop a value chain vision

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OVERVIEW

In this activity you will develop a vision of a sustainable value chain using the information you have gathered to date about the value chain.

INPUT

• Key stakeholders, from the activity PR.3 Build the right external partnerships.

• Sustainability hotspots, from the activity PR.4 Identify sustainability hotspots across the value chain.

• General opportunities and threats, from the activity PR.5 Identify the general opportunities and threats across the value chain.

OUTPUT

• A vision of a sustainable value chain, used in the activity PR.8 Plan and implement engagement activities.

TEMPLATE

HOW TO GO ABOUT IT

1.

Review the sustainability hotspots and the significant threats and opportunities that you identified using Life Cycle Thinking and PESTEL templates.

2.

Try to envision a situation in 5-10 years’ time in which the sustainability hotspots and threats for the value chain have been resolved (or drastically reduced) and the opportunities have been realised.

3.

Write a brief description of the situation that exists in this future state, mentioning each of the major threats and opportunities that have been addressed.

4.

Review your draft value chain vision with colleagues before finalising.

Tips & Tricks

GET INSPIRATION FROM YOUR COUNTRY POLICIES

To help formulate the vision you could also look at the visions for the future and long-term priorities described in your country’s policy documents. For example, you might find that the industrial development policy in your country places a high priority on transitioning from export of basic raw materials, to more sophisticated products/ processed goods. The RECPnet Vision Statement (see references for further details) also provides some suggestions about the types of sustainability issues that are important to address at a global level.

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