How to manage your supply chain's carbon footprint
Many organisations are busily reducing their carbon emissions. However, what many are not doing is including their supply chain, which is bad news for the environment, as supply chains contribute significantly to a firm’s carbon footprint and can amount to as much as four times the organisation's own operational emissions.
In fact the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) found just 36% of companies responding to its annual survey are engaging with their suppliers.
This article categorises firms into three levels of activity with their supply chain – basic, transactional and collaborative - and identifies the collaborative stage as being where the most comprehensive approach to managing supply chain partners and customers takes place.
Five tips for making 2021 your organisation's ‘year for sustainability’
With less than a decade to meet the Global Goals and put the global economy onto a clear trajectory to deliver a net-zero transition, this article rounds up some best-practice advice for ramping up environmental and social ambitions and actions in 2021, including expert insights on re-thinking business purpose and spurring a truly green recovery.
The role of business in climate change
This in-depth article explores the latest thinking on the role and impact of business in relation to climate and sustainability.
Conclusions include that placing ownership of climate strategy at board level is crucial, and that strategy has to be communicated to the organisation using clear targets.