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Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value by Robert Sroufe

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CHAPTER 7

Sustainable Systems—Order Winners of the Future

More and more companies are extending their commitment to be responsible business practices to their value chains, from subsidiaries to suppliers. They do so not only because of the inherent social and environmental risks and the governance challenges the supply chain poses, but also because of the many rewards supply chain sustainability can deliver.

George Kell, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

A study by Johnson Controls found that 96% of Generation Y respondents are highly concerned about the environment and expect that employers will take steps toward becoming more sustainable. Over 70% of respondents want business to make a real commitment to sustainability. ...

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