The largest, most successful companies are rapidly adopting initiatives focused on improving the sustainability of their supply chain. Among the leaders are companies like Kimberly Clark who is rolling out extensive, multi-year programs around energy and climate, fiber sourcing and responsible forest management, waste and the circular economy, corporate social compliance, etc. Such companies see the value in sustainability programs — and they'll be the ones to gain a competitive advantage for it.
This post is the third in a series dealing with supply chain sustainability. The first post, “Why Is Supply Chain Sustainability Becoming a Crucial Part of Manufacturing?” highlighted the four pillars of sustainability. The second discussed the benefits of traceability to maintaining or developing a sustainable supply chain.
This is the second post in a series on supply chain sustainability. In the first post, “Why Is Supply Chain Sustainability Becoming a Crucial Part of Manufacturing?” the general concepts that constitute supply chain sustainability were discussed.
This blog post will discuss why traceability is crucial to maintaining or working toward a sustainable supply chain.
The move to greater sustainability can be seen everywhere from small, local businesses to large multinational ones. While many companies identify the supply chain as the most difficult aspect of their business to make sustainable, it is also one of the most important.
Firms that measure and track carbon emissions effectively across their value chain gain a competitive advantage