Trends and opportunities as identified by 415 members of the Ethical Corporation community

As part of the build up to the 10th Annual Sustainable Supply Chain Summit, we wanted to gauge the top trends and issues both now and looking into 2016.

So we reached out to our global community to get an understanding of the global patterns. The replies have been compiled into a 10-page briefing, which features insight from 415 CSR and supply chain professionals primarily based in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Some key findings:

  1. Eliminating supply chain risks is the main driver: Over 32% of executives polled said they are still incentivised by eliminating supply chain risks.

  2. Industry collaboration is the biggest opportunity in 2015/2016: Just over 24% of respondents stated that industry collaboration is the single most exciting opportunity in relation to supply chains sustainability. The second most exciting is creating a circular economy and third is customer / consumer awareness, at 16% and 11% respectively.

  3. Traceability and environmental concerns are the biggest issues to watch out for in 2015/2016: Nearly 30% of the community stated that traceability and environmental improvements will be key issues in the coming years.

    When breaking the responses down by region, the primary issue differs; Europe respondents stated traceability, North America stated eliminating dependency on unsustainable raw materials and Asia Pacific stated environmental concerns.

A copy of the 10-page trends briefing is available as a free download here

global trends  supply chain  traceability  industry collaboration 

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