Supply chain sustainability is the effort to focus on goals that are environment friendly and improve resource optimization, and at the same time retain or increase revenue. Sustainable chain management starts right at the onset of the procurement process, from the sourcing of goods and services to the timely delivery of products at the promised time.
Global supply chain sustainability efforts align with the corporate social responsibility activities of enterprises and enable green operations. The efforts result in cost savings and an improved supply chain in the long term. Improving sustainability in supply chains requires managers to assess risks and opportunities alike, bringing in sustainable targets in the process.
Supply chain sustainability in gaining momentum and will shape the way supply chain strategies are designed, with an increasing number of companies adopting sustainability efforts in their strategy.