George Papasteriadis

George Papasteriadis

Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain & Operations, EY

George is a Senior Manager in EY’s Business Consulting, specializing in Sustainable Supply Chain & Operations services and solutions.

He has joined EY with 20 years of working experience in Strategy deployment and multi-site Operations management in Pharmaceutical, Consumer Healthcare, R&D Operations and Customer oriented companies in Multinational environments. Has significant experience as Sustainability and Operations Excellence Director.

He has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Master– MBA from the NTUA, Master in Industrial Project Management from the University of Birmingham –UK.

Sustainable Supply Chain – An End-to-End approach

When discussing a sustainable supply chain with an end-to-end approach, the key takeaways include the following principles and strategies.
Holistic Perspective: Viewing the supply chain as an interconnected system where decisions at one end (e.g., sourcing) have implications throughout, including production, distribution, and end-of-life disposal or recycling.
Resource Efficiency towards Net Zero: Optimizing the use of resources (energy, water, materials) throughout the supply chain to reduce environmental impact.
Sustainable sourcing: Reducing materials, using recyclable or biodegradable options, and designing for minimal environmental impact.
Circular economy and Lifecycle Thinking: Considering the environmental and social impact of products from cradle to grave, and designing for sustainability at every stage, including the potential for reuse, repair, or recycling.
Transparency and Traceability: The ability to track and verify the sustainability of each component and process in the supply chain, from raw materials to finished products.
Adaptation to Regulations and Standards: Complying with, and ideally exceeding, environmental regulations and industry standards for sustainability.