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Peter Spiller


Advises companies and business leaders across industries on the development and implementation of environmentally-sustainable operations and ESG strategy, including carbon accounting and tracking, supplier sustainability transformations, and supply chain decarbonization

Peter is a partner based in the Frankfurt office, where he primarily advises clients across industries including telecoms, high-tech, automotive, and consumer goods on operations transformation, supply chain, and procurement topics. He coleads our efforts in environmentally-sustainable operations and is a leader of McKinsey’s work in product development and procurement in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

Working across geographies, Peter focuses on environmental sustainability as he advises business leaders on ESG strategy, carbon accounting and tracking, supplier sustainability transformations, and supply chain decarbonization.

Examples of Peter’s recent work include the following:

  • leading McKinsey's support for the ‘SOS 1.5’ effort of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), including supporting the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry alliance on establishing end-to-end supply chain carbon transparency
  • helping a global FMCG company establish their carbon-neutral supplier collaboration and decarbonization program
  • supporting a diversified pharma and life sciences company to launch a decarbonization transformation, including emission baselining, science-based target setting, and decarbonization roadmap definition
  • helping establish the WBCSD carbon transparency pathfinder to track emissions along the full tier-n value chain among an alliance of top global FMCG companies, their suppliers, and technology players
  • helping to build an alliance of FMCG companies targeting to influence end-to-end consumer supply chains to become more efficient and sustainable
  • supporting a large FMCG company to identify alternative, green chemicals and materials replacing traditional oleo-chemical sources
  • leading the end-to-end transformation program at a major wind turbine manufacturer, identifying and reducing waste and capturing cost reduction opportunities along the full value chain
  • helping a consumer company think through their decarbonization target setting and realization strategy
  • leading the design-to-value capability transformation at a global telco, incorporating latest design for sustainability and carbon cleansheet thinking
  • leading a comprehensive, multiyear design-to-value transformation for an electronics and medical devices company covering more than 100 product categories

Published Work

Beyond the fab: Decarbonizing Scope 3 upstream emissions,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Keeping the semiconductor industry on the path to net zero,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Reaching net zero—what will it take?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

Sustainability in semiconductor operations: Toward net-zero production,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

Buying into a more sustainable value chain,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

Indirect procurement: Insource? Outsource? Or both?” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

Better for cost, talent, and customer: Agile procurement at A1 Telekom Austria Group,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Procuring innovation, wherever it may be,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

Purchasing power: Lean management creates new value in procurement,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

Driving superior value through digital procurement,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Driving superior value through digital procurement,” McKinsey & Company, July 2016

Creating value through procurement outsourcing,” McKinsey & Company, May 2015

Past experience
Founder, Chief Technology Officer


University of Technology, Berlin
MSc, business and engineering