o9 Solutions launched o9 Digital Brain, an AI-enabled platform that incorporates international standards-based sustainability metrics, analytics and KPIs and is powered by the company’s patented Enterprise Knowledge Graph technology.
“A significant portion of a company’s environmental and social impact stems from its supply chain activities,” says Stanton Thomas, SVP of sustainability, o9 Solutions. “While there is a growing number of sustainability-focused software and consulting companies entering the market, sustainability initiatives are currently managed outside of core enterprise and supply chain planning systems. With our new sustainability solutions embedded in the o9 platform, we are uniquely positioned to combine our powerful value chain modeling technology with a complete data management capability for acquiring, validating, cleansing and harmonizing ESG data from diverse structured and unstructured sources. Expanding our product portfolio to include capabilities for tracking and managing ESG metrics and KPIs marks an important milestone in o9’s product evolution and we are excited to help our clients meet their toughest sustainable supply chain challenges.”
- These sustainability solutions deliver product and enterprise environmental footprint measurement, full traceability, ESG risk management, ESG-enabled business planning, sustainable sourcing and supply chain circularity.
- Integrating full-spectrum sustainability data into the o9 platform gives companies the ability to assess their performance to 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 ESG objectives.
“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 ESG regulatory implications,” says 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 ESG 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.”