James Cadman

James Cadman, Lead Consultant, Action Sustainability

James is a Lead Consultant in sustainable procurement, product sustainability, footprinting and ecolabelling.  He has 15 years’ experience working for government and private sector clients in assessing the sustainability impacts that products have through their life cycles and supply chains and applying this to business strategies and government policies to drive sustainability improvements forward.

James has been heavily involved in the development of green/sustainable procurement and supply chain analysis in the UK and EU.  He has led many projects that have developed policies on product sustainability and sustainable procurement, devised purchasing standards, and written procurement guidance.  All of this has been with the goal of improving product and market environmental performance, as well as working towards organisational sustainability outcomes.  In parallel, James has led footprinting and value chain studies for clients from the retail, FMCG, government, transport, manufacturing and telecoms sectors to help them understand the impacts of their products and services, where sustainability hotspots occur, and thereby develop measures to address them and gain business value.  Previous clients include Vodafone, Unilever, Tesco, Rolls Royce, IKEA, Centrica, Arriva, Network Rail, First Group, Defra, NHS, BIS, and the European Commission.