Strategic Sourcing & Procurement: Great Starting Points to a Green Supply Chain (via ValueStreaming)Posted: 08/26/2010
This new survey by Deloitte is a must read (there is a link to it in the Value Streaming blog.) Deloitte questioned a group of 50 executives across a broad spectrum of industries and found some great insights about the application of sustainability principles in business today. Nearly all companies felt that sustainability had a part in their organizations’ strategy and interests. For most, while they talked about a Triple Bottom Line, sustainability initiatives were predominantly environmental. The survey also indicates that in the recession, some companies drew a hard line with regards to sustainability investments and traditional Return on Investment (ROI) measures – in other words, they limited their investments to ones that would pay off in the short term. However, many did see opportunities for payoffs with investments in operational efficiencies, brand enhancements, and supply chain improvements.