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State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021

Sustainability as a business imperative in supply chain management increases

Rob Barrett

Rob Barrett

Principal, Supply Chain Leader, KPMG US

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Investments in supply chain sustainability have reached a critical point. Global trends continue to lead toward a greater corporate emphasis on strengthening the sustainability of supply chains. Far from diverting attention from sustainability goals, the pandemic has accelerated the movement of companies along a road toward greater transparency and more accountability. There seems to be no turning back.

These are among the main findings of a new, global survey co-sponsored by KPMG and devised by the Center for Transportation & Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Download the report here to find out the implications of these trends for supply chain sustainability.

With an increased focus on corporate ESG efforts, we have seen a progression towards a broader scope and accuracy of reporting. We are also sensing a shift in the drivers of sustainability from responding to external pressure to an opportunity for market differentiation.
Rob Barrett, Principal, US Supply Chain Advisory Leader, KPMG LLP

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