o9 Solutions launches full suite of sustainability solutions

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o9 Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise AI software platforms for transforming planning and decision-making, today announced the launch of a broad and deep set of sustainability solutions integrated into its integrated corporate planning platform, including product and corporate environmental footprint measurement, full traceability, ESG risk management, ESG-based corporate planning, sustainable sourcing and supply chain circularity.

The first-of-its-kind supply chain software offering, o9’s new sustainability solutions help organizations improve their supply chains’ environmental and social impact KPIs and make real progress. significant towards net zero goals. Companies that operate some of the largest and most complex global supply chains can now integrate measurement, analytics and key performance indicators based on international standards 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 gives companies the ability to assess their performance against sustainability goals across all planning and operational activities, as well as the ability to identify and make data-driven decisions about trade-offs between financial costs and service levels. , and ESG activities.

“A significant portion of a company’s environmental and social impact stems from its supply chain activities,” said Stanton Thomas, senior vice president of sustainability at o9 Solutions. “As an increasing number of sustainability-focused software and consulting companies enter the market, sustainability initiatives are currently managed outside of corporate planning and supply chain systems. . With our new sustainability solutions integrated into the o9 platform, we are uniquely positioned to combine our powerful value stream modeling technology with comprehensive data management capability to acquire, validate, cleanse and harmonize ESG data from various structured and unstructured sources. Expanding our product portfolio to include capabilities for tracking and managing ESG metrics and KPIs marks an important step in the evolution of o9’s products, and we are excited to help our customers meet their challenges. most challenging in sustainable supply chain.

Over the past year, o9 has completed several proof-of-concept sustainability solutions with customers across a wide range of industries, and initiated the co-development of new CO2 emissions tracking capability with a leading manufacturer. The launch of o9’s new sustainability solutions comes at a pivotal time, with companies facing increasing pressure from their stakeholders to reduce their negative environmental and social impacts, as well as recent regulatory measures in Europe , Asia and the United States that may cause obstacles. to key markets or significant fines for violations. The launch also marks an important next step in o9’s commitment to helping large organizations transform their costly, complex and resource-intensive supply chains into efficient and sustainable operating models. It is this mission that prompted Generation Investment Management, General Atlantic and its company BeyondNetZero to join KKR in investing $295 million in o9 to accelerate the adoption of its revolutionary platform by large enterprises in a wide variety of industries and verticals.

“Technology is needed to support supply chain leaders in their efforts to set sustainability goals to not only protect brand reputation, but also to reduce their vulnerability to future supply chain disruptions related to to climate change, taxes levied on carbon emissions and other implications of ESG regulation,” 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 to a rapidly growing market for ESG solutions and, more importantly, fulfill our mission to help the world’s largest organizations create environmentally and socially sustainable supply chains that will benefit all mankind.

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