Executive Briefings

Partners Collaborating on Sustainability Initiatives Prosper, Report Finds

Collaborating with supply chain partners on sustainability initiatives can improve outcomes, including financial return and reduce a firm's environmental footprint, according to a recent report by CDP and Accenture titled Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison.

The company responses to this year's supply chain program paint a picture of the climate resilience of supply chains at the national level – and allows those countries to be compared with each other. Findings include:

–Japan is the only country with suppliers that are well-equipped to respond to climate risks as they are aware of climate risks and have taken steps to increase the resilience of their supply chains.

–Suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany – in that order – are identified as the most sustainable as a result of having undertaken extensive measures despite low climate risk exposure in their supply chains.

–Suppliers in China, India, Italy and the United States are identified as vulnerable, due to an imbalance between the climate risk exposures they face and steps the suppliers have taken to make their supply chains more resilient.

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The company responses to this year's supply chain program paint a picture of the climate resilience of supply chains at the national level – and allows those countries to be compared with each other. Findings include:

–Japan is the only country with suppliers that are well-equipped to respond to climate risks as they are aware of climate risks and have taken steps to increase the resilience of their supply chains.

–Suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany – in that order – are identified as the most sustainable as a result of having undertaken extensive measures despite low climate risk exposure in their supply chains.

–Suppliers in China, India, Italy and the United States are identified as vulnerable, due to an imbalance between the climate risk exposures they face and steps the suppliers have taken to make their supply chains more resilient.

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