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:

SYSTAIN STRATEGY | We develop and implement customized strategies

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

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

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).

experts

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, Schanghai und 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.

countries

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.

Our Story

The beginning (1999 – 2002)

Systain is building up consulting expertise in the sustainability fields of its parent company OTTO GmbH & Co. KG. One of the key projects is the development of the AVE Sector Model for social responsibility in the supply chain, the later nucleus for the development of the BSCI (the world’s leading supply chain management system for social compliance).

The textile years (2003 – 2009)

During these years Systain has developed trend-setting solutions in the field of environmental and social management in the supply chain, especially in the textile industry. Even long before the establishment of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards), organic cotton standards are developed for the Otto Group and a complete chain of custody is established. Systain also supports the Aid by Trade Foundation in the development of the standard „Cotton made in Africa„.

Further development into comprehensive CR consultancy (since 2010)

Since 2010 Systain is moving towards a fact-based sustainability management. New methods and models are developed to embed sustainability as a strategically relevant topic in corporate strategies. Thanks to its intensive development work, Systain was awarded the Hamburg Consulting Prize in 2013, played a major role in winning the Otto Group’s CSR Prize of the German Federal Government in 2014 and received the More-than-a-Market Award in China in 2016. Today Systain is a comprehensive CR consultancy along the entire supply chain.

Our Team

Hamburg

Anna Block

Anna Block

Consultant

anna.block@systain.com

Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Christian Dietrich

Christian Dietrich

Director

christian.dietrich@systain.com

Project Management / Environmental Performance Solutions / Capacity Building / Digital Solutions

Sora Domschke

Sora Domschke

Consultant

sora.domschke@systain.com

Social responsibility / Monitoring systems / Human rights

Hubertus Drinkuth

Hubertus Drinkuth

Director

hubertus.drinkuth@systain.com

Strategy development / Management consulting

Joschka Hahler

Joschka Hahler

Consultant

joschka.hahler@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Innovation Management / Resource efficiency / Biodiversity

Jochen Juette-Overmeyer

Jochen Juette-Overmeyer

Senior Advisor

jochen.juette-overmeyer@systain.com

Textile industry / Bangladesh accord

Norbert Jungmichel

Norbert Jungmichel

Manager

norbert.jungmichel@systain.com

Strategy consulting / Climate and Energy / Resource efficiency / Corporate Ethics

Leonard Mosel

Leonard Mosel

Associate

leonard.mosel@systain.com

Strategy consulting / human rights / monitoring systems / social responsibility

Marie Oldopp

Marie Oldopp

Consultant

marie.oldopp@systain.com

Environmental Management / Capacity Building / Social responsibility

Sylvia Thomann

Sylvia Thomann

Office Coordinator

Jens Winkler

Jens Winkler

Manager

jens.winkler@systain.com

Strategy consulting / Social responsibility / Human rights / Monitoring systems

Berlin

Jenny Bellan

Jenny Bellan

Associate

jenny.bellan@systain.com

Strategy Development / Environmental Management / Social Responsibility / Impact Assessment

Philipp Beyerlin

Philipp Beyerlin

Consultant

philipp.beyerlin@systain.com

Strategy Development / Controlling tools / Impact Assessment

Hannah Billenstein

Hannah Billenstein

Associate

hannah.billenstein@systain.com

Strategy development / Impact evaluation / Capacity building

Janaina Drummond Nauck

Janaina Drummond Nauck

Associate

janaina.drummondnauck@systain.com

Strategy consulting / human rights / social responsibility / supply chain management

Christian Eickmann

Christian Eickmann

Consultant

Strategy consulting / Macroeconomic analysis / Environmental economics / Tool development
Giulia Iemmolo

Giulia Iemmolo

Consultant

giulia.iemmolo@systain.com

Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Torben Kehne

Torben Kehne

Director

torben.kehne@systain.com


Strategy development / Social responsibility / Human rights / Monitoring systems / Communications

Dr. Moritz Nill

Dr. Moritz Nill

Director

moritz.nill@systain.com

Strategy consulting / Project Management / Environmental and Resource Management

Christina Schampel

Christina Schampel

Manager

christina.schampel@systain.com

Strategy development / Business law /  Social responsibility / Risk assessment

Johannes Scholz

Johannes Scholz

Manager

johannes.scholz@systain.com

Environmental and Resource Management / Tool development

Marcel Severith

Marcel Severith

Manager

marcel.severith@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Ressource efficiency / Business processes / System integration

Stella Veneziano

Stella Veneziano

Associate

stella.veneziano@systain.com

Marketing / Social Media Management / (Web) Design

Kordula Wick

Kordula Wick

Manager

kordula.wick@systain.com

Environmental and Resource Management / Process engineering / Communications

International

Serpil Gürci

Serpil Gürci

Consultant, Istanbul

serpil.gurci@systain.com

Supply chain communication / ecological product optimisation / social responsibility Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey

Lotus Deng

Lotus Deng

Consultant & Program Coordinator, Shanghai

lotus.deng@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Resource efficiency / Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Wednesday Cui

Wednesday Cui

Consultant, Shanghai

wednesday.cui@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Resource efficiency / Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Zoye Chen (陈涓涓)

Zoye Chen (陈涓涓)

Consultant, Shanghai

zoye.chen@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Resource efficiency / Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Mahbub Khan

Mahbub Khan

Consultant, Dhaka

mahbub.khan@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Resource efficiency / Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Caridad Benitez

Caridad Benitez

Consultant, Mexico

caridad.benitez@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Resource efficiency / Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Gabriela Trevino

Gabriela Trevino

Consultant, Mexico

gabriela.trevino@systain.com

Climate and Energy / Resource efficiency / Social responsibility / Monitoring systems

Mostafa Ahmed

Mostafa Ahmed

Senior Expert Supply Chain Services

Elitsa Likova

Elitsa Likova

Senior Expert Supply Chain Services

Atila Cilesiz

Atila Cilesiz

Senior Expert Supply Chain Services

Korhan Tinaztepe

Korhan Tinaztepe

Senior Expert Supply Chain Services

Sigita Podolinskiene

Sigita Podolinskiene

Senior Expert Supply Chain Services

Slim Krichen

Slim Krichen

Senior Expert Supply Chain Services

You want to be part of our team?

We regularly offer job vacancies and 16 to 20 three-months internships in our offices in Hamburg and Berlin each year. Please find further Information on our German website.

Our Offices

Hamburg

Systain Consulting GmbH
Hubertus Drinkuth
Brandstwiete 1
20457 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 40 609 4618-0
Fax: +49 40 609 4618-99
hamburg@systain.com

Berlin

Systain Consulting GmbH
Dr. Moritz Nill
Friedrichstraße 210
10969 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 40 609 4618-51
berlin@systain.com

Istanbul

Systain Consulting
Serpil Gürci
Omer Avni Mah. Dümen Sok. Mutlu Apt. No:7 Daire:4 Gümüşsuyu/Taksim
Turkey

Tel: +90 532 576 91 85
istanbul@systain.com

Shanghai

Systain Consulting
R602, B3, 695 Lingshi Rd.
Shanghai, 200072
P.R. China

Tel.: +86 21 6631 1919
Fax: +86 21 6631 6558
shanghai@systain.com

Dhaka

Systain Consulting Partner Office (SusCon)
Mahbub Khan
Devo-Tech Technology Park Ltd, Plot no. 11, Rd No 113/A, Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh

Tel: +880 1713 122 417
mahbub.khan@systain.com

Hamburg, Germany

Brandstwiete 1
20457 Hamburg
Deutschland

Berlin, Germany

Friedrichstraße 210
10969 Berlin
Deutschland

Shanghai, P.R. China

R602, B3, 695 Lingshi Rd.
Shanghai, 200072
P.R. China

灵石路695号3号楼602室
上海市, 200072

Istanbul, Turkey

Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Selime Hatun Camii Sokağı No:42
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Turkey

Dhaka, Bangladesh

SusCon Ltd.,
Devo-Tech Technology Park Ltd, Plot no. 11, Rd No 113/A
Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

SusCon Ltd.,
Devo-Tech Technology Park Ltd, Plot no. 11, Rd No 113/A
Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh

Mexico

Our References

We develop the appropriate sustainability strategy for actors in a wide range of sectors. Our holistic expertise is fed by the diversity of our clients.
Our clients are manufacturers and retailers in the automotive, chemicals, textile, food, engineering and pharmaceutical industries, as well as service companies in the energy, finance and telecommunications sectors, to name but a few. We also work with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Companies

Trading companies and brands

  • adidas Group
  • OTTO GmbH & Co. KG
  • Tchibo GmbH
  • KiK Textiles and Non-Food GmbH
  • s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG
  • TOM TAILOR GmbH
  • Germany’s most famous high-fashion brand
  • 2 of the top 3 discounters in Germany
  • Leading German lifestyle fashion brand
  • 2 large German multi-brand fashion retailers
  • Market leader B2B distance selling of industrial equipment

Industry

  • Siemens AG
  • Merck KGaA
  • RWE AG
  • Dralon GmbH
  • Trevira GmbH
  • Four of the Top 4 premium automobile manufacturers in Germany
  • Best known German personal care manufacturer
  • Best known German food manufacturer
  • Worldwide leading chemical group
  • Worldwide leading synthetic fiber manufacturer
  • Worldwide leading manufacturer of gases

Service company

  • Vodafone Germany
    German major bank
    Hermes Logistics GmbH
    Leading factoring company
    Top 2 in the German mobile communications market
    Top 2 in the German telecommunications market
Governmental & Non-governmental organizations
  • German Federal Ministries: BMBF, BMUB, BMZ, BMJV
  • German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA)
  • German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • Nature Conservation Association Germany e. V. (NABU)
  • Trade Association Germany (HDE)
  • Foreign Trade Association of the German Retail Trade (AVE)
  • German E-Commerce and Mail Order Association (bevh)
  • Aid by Trade Foundation (Cotton-Made-in-Africa, CmiA)
  • Carbon Performance Improvement Initiative (CPI2)
  • DEG – German Investment and Development Company
  • Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection, Hamburg
  • PEFC International, Geneva
  • Foundation 2Grad, Berlin
  • Universities: Flensburg, Hamburg

Testimonials

„Our company has tens of thousands of suppliers – without estell [Systain’s analysis tool] the analysis of environmental effects in the supply chain would not have been possible.“
Global Manufacturer of Industry Goods

About our training initiative econchain (in cooperation with econsense):

 

„Creating a safe space to learn with and from each other, is what econchain is about. This training format conveys specific sustainability knowledge, which helps participants understand and tackle sustainability issues at the root. Suppliers and I are convinced of this peer-learning format.“

Bayer AG

Manager Sustainability Supplier Management, Janina Lukas

„estell [Systain’s analysis tool] provides us with the factual basis to manage and control our sustainability strategy.“

Otto Group

Director Corporate Responsibility, Dr. Johannes Merck

 

„Systain has enabled us to gain completely new insights into the environmental impacts and human rights risks of our supply chain.“

 

Global Manufacturer of Consumer Goods

„Systain’s approach to measuring the environmental impacts of the supply chain using monetary information facilitates many analyses and is the key to comprehensive sustainability management. The approach is methodologically verified and is based on facts.“

Pforzheim University

Prof. Dr. Mario Schmidt

Our Values

Sustainability is an essential part of our business philosophy. As a sustainability consultancy, we aim to act socially and environmentally responsible throughought all business processes. We take a stand for fair partnerships with our service providers and excellent working conditions for our employees. We try to shape the environmental impact of our business in a sustainable manner whenever possible. For business meetings, we prefer traveling by train and avoiding flights.

Systain even goes one step further: The practical implementation of many consulting projects takes place in so-called developing and transition countries. These countries are struggling with enormous social and environmental challenges that are reflected in our daily work. We want to initiate positive change, beyond the scope of our consulting projects. Our shareholder has agreed to Systain being run as an ethical business. Systain remains a profit-oriented company, but will use profits for social and environmental initiatives. The projects chosen by us will be related to our consulting services and core competencies. Thanks to our long-term expertise in CSR and sustainability we can identify social and environmental problems and contribute to their solution. Moreover, we see ourselves as multipliers: we encourage our clients to support our chosen social and environmental initiatives beyond their CSR activities.

In addition to our ethical-business activities, Systain donates a whole day of work annually with its people to actively work in environmental or social projects.