23 Jan '12, 2pm

What 2011 Taught Us about the Green Supply Chain (and What It Means for 2012)

What 2011 Taught Us about the Green Supply Chain (and What It Means for 2012)

The lack of specific supply chain sustainability goals, and limits to control over suppliers, are among the reasons many sustainability executives rate their companies supply chain sustainability performance as poor. Green Research’s annual sustainability executive survey asked executives about their companies’ level of excellence and maturity in each of a list of key sustainability issues. We classified sustainability issues in tiers according to the level of maturity that companies have achieved in dealing with them. Tier I issues are those where a majority of sustainability executives see their companies leading. These include greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, recycling, and solid waste. Most companies are not leaders on Tier II issues, even though some companies perform strongly on them. For each Tier II issue, between two thirds and 80 percent of companies ...

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