Source: Trade Arabiya
Italian oil major Eni, global management consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Google Cloud said they are building a new open digital platform supporting sustainability in the industrial supply chain, which will progressively extend to all industrial sectors.
The platform will allow all players in the energy sector, throughout the value chain, to share their experiences in sustainability, growth plans, and information in compliance with the existing regulations. The idea stems from the common interest of the three companies to support a path of energy transition and sustainability in the industrial sectors.
Each of the partners will bring its unique expertise to help develop a collaborative and non- competitive culture to establish better understanding and best practice sharing around sustainability throughout the industrial chain.
Eni will contribute its industrial skills, the quality of its supply chain and its strategic commitment to a fair and sustainable energy transition. BCG will bring its strategic angle on ESG objectives, a valuation and growth model and the value proposition for the platform. Google Cloud will contribute its excellent competency in cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence.
The platform will allow all suppliers involved in the energy transition to make the most of their experience and best practices in sustainability, sharing them with the participating companies and grasping new opportunities for business and value creation
It will be open to all players in the energy sector and in industrial supply chain, from large groups, to small and medium businesses, to start-ups and any service providers interested in accelerating the energy transition.
Every participating company will be able to interact on the platform both as a supplier and as a customer, depending on the role they play in the industrial chain, enabling the entire ecosystem and creating a space for real collaboration and growth.
It will be free and independent, with initial development powered by Eni. It will be made available to every company, with certification models developed by independent bodies. Each company will be able to make its information and experience available in a controlled and secure way, and only grant access to authorized resources.
The platform will have distinctive features such as Information sharing, Supply chain and ecosystem mapping and openness and integrability and provide incentive mechanisms.