If you want to reduce your business’s carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly, then making your supply chain more sustainable should be sliding up the priorities list.
A sustainable supply chain will not only lower your business’s environmental impact, but also makes good financial sense too.
Here, we explain why sustainability in your business supply chain is important and how to introduce sustainable practices.
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A supply chain is the network of companies, facilities and services involved in developing, manufacturing, and delivering a business’s products or services. It’s possible that it accounts for a significant chunk of your business’s outgoings, resources, and unnecessary waste.
A sustainable supply chain is one that will use environmentally and socially sustainable practices at each stage of the chain. This means that each business you deal with (and the ones they deal with) protects people, environments, and upholds sustainability standards for their own operations and their suppliers’ operations.
The three main pillars of a sustainable supply chain:
Introducing sustainable measures within your supply chain creates a number of opportunities to bring about real and positive change within your business. As such, there are a number of reasons why a small business owner would want to make improvements to their supply chain, including…
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Please note, SSE Energy Solutions has written this blog for information purposes only. We recommend speaking to your own business and financial advisors before taking any direct action that will impact your business.