Globalisation and the resultant exponential expansion of global supply chains in the past few decades has changed how supply chains are structured. Today, those responsible for a business’ supply chain will pay acute attention to how it is managed to ensure sustainable operations. Not reporting on this information and publicly failing the expectations of stakeholders can be detrimental or even terminal for a company’s right to operate. Specific environmental, social and governance metrics are increasingly being gathered from suppliers to inform the business decisions of buyers.
Key learning objectives:
Defining today’s sustainable supply chain landscape
Understand the key drivers for implementing a sustainable supply chain
What sustainability data is relevant to collect?
Examples of ESG metrics that a company might gather from suppliers
The key challenges in collecting and reporting data