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Study: Companies Prioritizing Supply Chain Sustainability, But the Real Work Remains Ahead

Study: Companies Prioritizing Supply Chain Sustainability, But the Real Work Remains Ahead | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
More European companies (59 percent) said that a sustainable supply chain is already a strategic priority
European executives, like their North American counterparts, cited brand image as the most important motivator, but far fewer (36 percent versus 47 percent of North American respondents) consider innovation to be important
European supply chain executives prioritized the economic impacts of sustainability, whereas North American executives were more likely to prioritize the environmental impact
EcoVadis's insight:

Is a terminology issue masking the real differences in how US vs EU companies approach sustainable supply? This is somewhat counter-intuitive that they report EU companies prioritized economic impacts while North American execs more likely environmental impact. Is it because in the US, execs usually interpret "sustainability" to mean "environment"? 

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Will sustainability work?

Will sustainability work? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A recent Nielsen study found that 75% of millennial respondents and 72% of Generation Z (aged 15-20) will spend more on products and services from companies that commit to positive social and environmental impact. And 51% of baby boomers (aged 50-64) are also willing to choose and pay more for sustainable products. See the survey.
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EcoVadis's curator insight, January 31, 2016 4:30 PM

Agriculture being particularly exposed to climate change impacts, glad to see the focus sustainable practices in the Ag supply chain!

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Exporters: your supply chain is key to your green credentials

Exporters: your supply chain is key to your green credentials | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A recent study for UPS, The Fifth Annual Change in the (Supply) Chain Survey, found that high-tech companies in particular are working hard to meet their responsibilities. For three quarters of companies, being greener also means cost savings (due to greater efficiency), while for 71% there is peace of mind about meeting customer expectations.
EcoVadis's insight:

Some impressive examples of how even small businesses can make a relative impact on sustainability - and even look into their supply chain - setting a great example for big businesses!

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