Posted: 21 Dec 2022 by Lauren Garghan

STAR Index™ and GCX announce strategic partnership

STAR Index™ and GCX announce strategic partnership combining the very best people with leading edge tech for transparent, efficient and ethical supply chains

The strategic partnership brings together leading-edge supply chain software platforms with a global network of environmental, carbon and social compliance experts, creating a unique wrap around offering to address complex global supply chain & ESG risk mapping.

The STAR Index platform and GCX DASH – enable businesses to manage supply chain risk with clarity and confidence, using deep domain verified data to develop actionable insights across the full scope of ESG challenges, and beyond. 

The new strategic partnership with GCX combines STAR Index’s broad and holistic knowledge across sustainability, environment and responsible sourcing, with the deep specialist expertise of GCX in carbon mapping and modelling, providing clients with one seamless solution, bringing together the best people with the best technology to create more efficient and effective supply chains for our clients.

Intelligent modelling and reporting functionality that maps ESG indicators across multiple stakeholders allows users to make informed decisions based upon honest, accurate data, whilst support from industry leading experts allows users to assess risk and facilitate improvement across the existential issues businesses today are facing. 

The combination of STAR Index and GCX’s cloud hosted software solutions with comprehensive deep knowledge across the ESG spectrum, provides businesses with access to unrivalled expertise, informed and experienced consultants and a single cockpit view of risk. The shared platform provides uniformity of reporting and data capture, removing complexity and reducing resource requirements, solving today’s problems of third-party carbon submissions, whilst also future proofing businesses against wider ESG challenges.

The STAR Index platform tracks and reports on concerns such as human rights, sustainability, biodiversity, social value and compliance. This not only supports the management of reputational risk and greenwashing, but also contributes to the management of investment risk -through mitigation, and thus generates sustainable, long-term financial returns.

STAR Index™ and GCX announce strategic partnership

In essence this approach enables business resilience, ensuring they stay one step ahead of legislation, regulation and competition whilst genuinely protecting the planet and people, and crucially being responsive to consumer demand. 

The partnership creates a powerful combination of expertise to address today’s challenges as well as anticipating future market demands.

Rick Sanderson, Co-Founder at STAR Index said “We are delighted to announce this partnership with GCX – an established and cutting-edge solution, offering highly complimentary technology and skills to support our clients’ needs for deep carbon impact modelling and reporting. There are lots of emerging SaaS solutions that claim to have the silver bullet in this space. We don’t believe that exists, but the work GCX have been doing is as close as it gets, and we are thrilled to announce this integrated partnership with them.”  

STAR Indexand GCX announce strategic partnership

Responding, Kevin James, CEO at GCX added, “GCX are pleased to enter this strategic partnership with STAR Index. Pairing the two businesses core capabilities, systems, and experience provides customers with access to additional value add services to meet their wider ESG reporting needs. Our clients very much value the supply chain mapping and reporting tools, and the ability to manage human rights outcomes and legislation is of increasing importance” 

The Partnership, active immediately, aims to enable businesses to take a holistic view of ESG risk, taking into account the varied maturity of the sustainability landscape and the pain points that companies are facing right now. Through a combination of expert consultancy and a comprehensive cloud hosted platform the partnership provides clarity and removes complexity in order to future proof your business – acting today for a brighter tomorrow.

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