Exclusive insight from the Ethical Corporation State of Sustainable Supply Chains Report

As part of the build up to the 11th Annual Sustainable Supply Chain Summit, we wanted to gauge the top trends and issues both now and looking into 2017.So we reached out to the Ethical Corporation community to get an understanding of the global patterns.

Through original research, our new State of Sustainable Supply Chains 2016 whitepaper identifies the critical issues for both sustainability and supply chain departments. Over 500 professionals from around the globe contributed to our research via a survey conducted during a two-week period in June 2016.

The below key findings provide a brief snapshot of some of the stand-out findings from this report, helping you get a quick digest of some of the key takeaways:

  • Eliminating supply chain risks is the main driver: Over 34% of executives polled said they are incentivised by eliminating supply chain risks

  • Human rights is the number priority: 47% of our community identified this as the number one issue. Supplier diversity is the least important issue in 2016.

  • Industry collaboration is the biggest opportunity in 2016/2017: 20% of respondents stated that industry collaboration is the single most exciting opportunity. The second most exciting is creating a circular economy and third is resource efficiency, at 17% and 12% respectively.

More detailed analysis of the nuances between supply chain and CSR departments is outlined throughout the report. The full 15-page report is available as a free download here

Key issues and opportunities in this report were echoed over the past few months in our routine conversations with leading sustainability and supply chain practitioners. These opportunities and issues form the key focus at the upcoming 11th Annual Sustainable Supply Chain Summit, which is taking place in London on the 20th and 21st October.

The summit, Europe’s leading event that will focus on driving sustainable and responsible supply chains, features an un-rivalled speaker line-up from both sustainability and supply chain departments with a cross-industry perspective from the likes of; Cisco, Interface, the OECD, Ethical Trade Initiative, Primark, Skanska, New Look, Cotton Connect, Ericsson and AstraZeneca to name a few. If you find the content of this white paper useful, then please do take a look at the conference here

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