Retail

Worker wellbeing – the future of supply chains

AUTHOR: Michael Weatherhead, International Director, NEF Consulting. During the recent Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) event: Worker wellbeing: a right or a privilege, I was struck by how far the conversation has moved on around worker wellbeing in the supply chain.Three key factors seem to have helped move it on from being viewed as a privilege… Read more »


Well Supplied pilot project for Woolworths

Case study: In2food Compass. Woolworths identified an opportunity to improve wellbeing within their supply chain by use of the wellbeing survey and further engagement with a specific supplier to trial the Well Supplied process. A baked goods factory, In2food Compass, was keen to participate and work with NEF Consulting on the trial. The process supported an increase of… Read more »


John Lewis Partnership: Understanding the social and economic impacts of opening a new shop

John Lewis Partnership commissioned NEF Consulting to help understand the social and economic impacts of opening a new shop. We designed a research plan across four cities that included analysis of retail market data, mapping local money flows using spending surveys, facilitating focus group consultations with local businesses, and systematic measurement of the wellbeing of shop-floor Partners…. Read more »


Happiness works in the Chinese apparel industry

Authors: Michael Weatherhead and Jody Aked. People in work are the same the world over. In efforts to improve happiness and wellbeing, it seems there is more to connect us than separate us. We recently took the ideas and tools of NEF and Happiness Works into factories in China through our work with an international team of supply chain… Read more »