5 Simple Steps to a More Sustainable Supply Chain

Recent years have seen businesses under pressure to prioritise sustainability. Environmental awareness is on the rise, and consumers, investors and stakeholders have started to favour organisations with sustainability at the heart of their supply chain. People want to support businesses that protect the environment and treat workers well — they want to make ethical purchasing decisions.

Sustainable supply chain

By making sure your supply chain is sustainable and ethical, and by minimising the negative impact your business has on the environment and society, you’ll unlock a range of business benefits.…

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Walking the Walk: Why YOU Are the Key to Your Company’s Sustainability Goals

Sustainability isn’t an issue companies fear addressing.

Findings from a 2019 study by United Nations Global Compact and Accenture Strategy confirm that trend. According to the study, 48% of CEOs include sustainability efforts in their business operations. Still, 80% of those leaders believe companies aren’t doing enough.

Sustainable business owner

And don’t think it’s just leaders trying to incorporate more green initiatives — both consumers and shareholders gravitate toward them. According to a five-year study, products marketed with a green focus benefited from higher and faster sales rates than their competitors.

So what’s keeping companies from reaching their sustainability goals? There are practical barriers such as supply chains, resource management, and processes.…

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How to Cut your Business’ Carbon Footprint by 30% in 60 Days

Your business has a responsibility to tackle carbon emissions. A consensus by NASA concluded that over 97% of climate scientists agreed that the Earth’s climate has increased and that urgent action is needed. The Paris Agreement on climate change is a step in the right direction with over 190 countries agreeing to implement eco-friendly changes in their economy in a bid to combat climate change.

Although it’s good that several of the world’s governments have agreed to take action, it needs to be implemented at the domestic level. Business owners need to improve the sustainability practices of their business. What most business owners fail to realise is that their stores typically account for 5% of carbon emissions, whereas the supply chain accounts for up to 65% and consumers 35%.…

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