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In the not too distant past, when confronted with a decision between investing in sustainability efforts versus corporate survivability, the choice was clear for most organizations. However, as the economic recovery has gained strength and consumers have expressed a desire for corporations to focus on these efforts, green supply chain practices are emerging again. Organizations not only view themselves as being able to “afford” investing resources in “greening” their operations but also see that these changes can truly benefit both the environment and their bottom line.
Sustainability efforts can span many areas of the supply chain. Here are a few areas to consider when looking at supply chain sustainability.