Systain Consulting - the CSR consultancy

Systain Consulting is a leading sustainability consultancy in Germany, particularly with regards to sustainability in the supply chain. For two decades we have been addressing global challenges in the field of environment and human rights, enabling companies to build economically viable and sustainable structures along value chains. With our holistic expertise and our innovative methods and models we develop needs-based solutions for each customer:

We develop and implement customized strategies | SYSTAIN STRATEGY

We conduct data-based sustainability analyses along the supply chains | SYSTAIN TRANSPARENCY

 We train sustainability in all stages of our customers' supply chain | SYSTAIN ACADEMY

Systain received the Hamburg Consulting Prize in 2013, played a major role in winning the Otto Group's CSR Prize of the German government in 2014 and was awarded the More-than-a-Market Award in China in 2016.

With more than 30 experts, 5 locations worldwide (Hamburg, Berlin, Istanbul, Shanghai and Dhaka) and more than 60 projects per year, Systain can support you as an experienced and competent partner.

years of pioneer work

Founded in 1998, we are one of the first management consultancies specialized in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


Our interdisciplinary team of consultants consists of management professionals, IT specialists, engineers, natural scientists, lawyers, sociologists and political scientists from different cultural backgrounds.

office locations

We are located in Hamburg, Berlin, Istanbul and Dhaka.

projects per year

We have a proven track record in consulting various industries: basic industry, mechanical / electrical engineering, automotive, textile, telecommunications, non-food retail, food retail.


We have worked in over 40 countries on behalf of multinational companies, SMEs and government organizations.

webinars, publications, events & speeches

In more than 100 online courses, publications, events and lectures we have shared our in-depth knowledge to the public.

We embed sustainability into your company

You want to work out the most efficient sustainability strategy?


You want a comprehensive supply chain analysis on environmental and social impacts?


You want to ensure that your suppliers meet your sustainability standards?



Basic Chemical Management Trainings in Cooperation with Textilbündnis

Take part in one-day workshops: More information here.


Advanced Chemical Management Trainings in Cooperation with Textilbündnis

Nominate now textile wet processing units! More information here.

Our insights to the current CR topics


7 success factors of a good materiality analysis

Atlas on Environmental Impacts in Supply Chains

7 success factors for social risk compliance

TEDx Talk of Systains‘ Director

If we really want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals we need a worldwide SDG Company Index! What do you think? I am more than happy to exchange ideas and start the discussion.

Hubertus Drinkuth

Managing Director, Systain Consulting GmbH