Digitisation, globalization and a pandemic are forcing companies to make strategic choices regarding their priorities. In times like these, the importance of a transparent supply chain and avoiding unnecessary transport movements is becoming increasingly apparent. To help you stay at the forefront of change, we would like to give you 5 reasons to make your supply chain more sustainable right now:
Improving the sustainability of your supply chain is a requirement rather than an option.
The demand for eco-friendly alternatives is becoming increasingly strong. The desire for responsible products and an honest story is growing. Companies can no longer get away with 'greenwashing'.
New innovations provide tremendous improvements in supply chain efficiency, visibility and transparency. It is therefore vital that you respond to new developments at an early stage and take advantage of the opportunities that they offer.
For many companies, sustainability offers added value that makes them stand out, which helps them to be chosen as a supplier. Larger companies in particular are spending a great deal of time and money on making their processes more sustainable and reducing the impact of their supply chains on the local environments. Those who do not participate will simply be left behind.
Globalisation has shown its negative side. One method of countering the effects of globalisation is to organise purchasing and production more locally. Customers are more open to this and local sourcing helps contribute to sustainability. Finding partners who are in closer proximity can also help save time and offer more reliable delivery.
Once you begin to measure your emissions, it’s easy to see how they can be improved, and you can calculate the decrease as a result of the steps you take. Measuring emissions also enables you to see the costs involved with all aspects of your supply chain, which in turn can give you an idea of where reducing emissions can save your business money.
The final question then is: “When do you start?” We believe that immediate action can be taken in the short term when it comes to sustainability. At Routescanner.com, you can start gaining insights into your CO2 emissions today. New behavior starts with better insights to make good decisions.
By Chantal Gouka
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