Executive Briefings

Green Supply Chains More a Goal Than a Reality at This Point

Although manufacturers have stepped up their efforts aimed at reducing their own carbon footprints, they have yet to significantly widen those efforts throughout their supply chains. According to a recent study conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture, while 43 percent of the respondents say they have achieved year-on-year emissions reductions, only 28 percent of their suppliers can say the same.

Part of the reason, explains Frances Way, program director for CDP, is that companies have had to train their procurement staffs in supply chain carbon management, which can be a significant investment. While encouraged by the number of companies that say they've begun that training process, Way notes that "these trends are only now emerging, so we are yet to see a transformational impact on suppliers' emissions."

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Part of the reason, explains Frances Way, program director for CDP, is that companies have had to train their procurement staffs in supply chain carbon management, which can be a significant investment. While encouraged by the number of companies that say they've begun that training process, Way notes that "these trends are only now emerging, so we are yet to see a transformational impact on suppliers' emissions."

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