o9 is committed to deepening our commitment to sustainability through the o9 Digital Brain platform and our social impact by leading and participating in inspired and inclusive initiatives. Within o9, we embrace social impact values through our participation in initiatives like Pledge 1%, our partnership with Tree-Nation allowing us to plant more than 18,000 trees to date (and remove 2,000 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere), and our ambitious long-term goal of achieving net zero emissions company-wide well before 2050.
“Sustainability is at the centre of our vision and mission and one of the core pillars of our value system is social impact. We are focused on transforming planning and decision making. The ability to understand the ESG footprint across a multi tier supply chain, and then take surgical actions to improve is where we are adding value to our clients."Chakri GottemukkalaCEO & Founder - o9 Solutions
“Enterprises are one of the largest consumers of the Earth’s precious resources. If your planning processes are poor, you end up using many more resources than you need. It’s a big waste and this can be changed. Integrated Business Planning is key to end this practice and meet your company’s goals. It is not only smart for your business but also smart for the planet. Helping organizations to do that is o9’s passion.”Sanjiv SidhuFounder & Chairman - o9 Solutions
“Social impact is a key part of the DNA of o9 Solutions. We help companies with better forecasting and decision making so that they can make better use of the Earth's resources. It is important to lead by example and that is why we have selected the Science-Based Targets initiative. We believe that decisions based on research and data are the most effective way to contribute to a positive change to our world.”Igor RikaloCOO - o9 Solutions
o9’s commitment to Social Impact
All companies have a responsibility to act in a sustainable, socially responsible manner to protect our world. As a leader in supply chain planning, we have a significant role to play as our purpose is to help our customers optimize their raw material usage, eliminate wasteful processes, identify labor anomalies, and devise ways to recycle and reuse products at the end of their lifecycle.
At o9, Social Impact is a fundamental company value, extending beyond product functionality to improve our customer’s sustainability metrics and to inspire and enable our employees to take actions that improve their communities, both locally and globally. Whether it’s a social impact program that gives back to those in need or a sustainability project that preserves our planet, the importance of being a steward of our world is front and center in everything we do.
All our efforts align to the three pillars of our Social Impact strategy
- Other stakeholders
- o9 on the path to net zero
- Our clients’ sustainability journey through our Sustainability solutions
Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers companies, and employees to be a force for good. o9 is excited to join Pledge 1%’s network of founders, entrepreneurs and other members around the globe that have committed to giving back. As part of Pledge 1%, o9 has committed to donating 1% of our time and 1% of our product. Social impact is an integral part of our DNA and Pledge 1% helps us put this into action.
It aims to accelerate forest restoration as a nature-based solution to support communities and the environment. To date, we have:
Have a walk in the o9 forest
o9 Sustainability Solutions
At the core of our corporate values are protecting our planet and enabling our customers to find the most sustainable ways to run their businesses. Our Sustainability Solutions puts that into practice by integrating environmental and social sustainability attributes and measures across all core processes in o9’s platform.
o9’s Sustainability Solutions allow our clients, which operate some of the largest and most complex global supply chains, to incorporate international standards-based sustainability metrics, analytics and KPIs into the AI-enabled o9 Digital Brain platform, powered by its patented Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology for best-in-class supply chain modeling. Integrating full-spectrum sustainability data into the o9 platform enables companies to assess their performance against sustainability targets within all planning and operational activities, as well as the ability to identify and make data-driven decisions around tradeoffs between financial costs, service levels and sustainability initiatives.
“Technology is needed to support supply chain leaders in their efforts to set sustainability goals not only to protect brand reputation but also to reduce their vulnerability to future supply chain disruptions related to climate change, taxes levied on carbon emissions and other sustainability regulation implications,” said Igor Rikalo, President and COO, o9 Solutions. “At o9, we understand the deeply interconnected nature of sustainability, optimal supply chain performance and technology. We are excited to open the o9 platform up to a rapidly growing market for sustainability solutions and most importantly, fulfill our mission of helping the world’s largest organizations create environmentally and socially sustainable supply chains that will benefit all of humanity.”
We are extremely thrilled to share our achievements so far and our ambitious goals driving sustainability in supply chains in our first ESG Report.