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Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value by Robert Sroufe

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CHAPTER 5

Design for Sustainability—Collectively Transforming Systems and Process

Design is the first signal of human intention.

Bill McDonough, in the documentary, The Next Industrial Revolution

Where can you find evidence of substantial change and the impacts of sustainability on products, processes, and supply chains? Design, and the use of environmental AND social metrics have together culminated in new insight, cost savings, impact reduction, and differentiation as a result of leveraging sustainability for operations and supply chains. Examples include:

The DuPont mission is “sustainable growth”—creating shareholder and societal value while reducing the company’s footprint throughout the value chain. DuPont businesses leverage the role ...

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