Global Corporate ESG Survey 2021: Supply Chain Sustainability Spotlight

Access this research

A ESG & Sustainability subscription is needed to access this content.

Please choose an option below

Executive Summary

This report, based on a global survey of 400 respondents, provides additional information on sustainability investments in two funding priorities related to the supply chain – improving supply chain sustainability metrics and procuring professional services for supply chain and product sustainability risk assessments. The data in the 2021 Verdantix Global ESG and Sustainability Governance, Budgets and Priorities Survey provide ESG and sustainability software suppliers and service providers with insights into market priorities. Our findings underscore the fact that supply chain information gaps are increasingly unacceptable, and companies are investing in initiatives to make genuine progress in all areas of their ESG and sustainability supply chain performance.

Table of contents

Shining A Spotlight On Sustainability Investments In The Supply Chain 
The Top Funding Priority Is Improving Supply Chain Sustainability Metrics
Spending On Professional Services For Supply Chain And Product Sustainability Risk Assessments Continues To Increase

Table of figures

Figure 1. Priority Sustainability Initiatives To Receive Funding Over The Next Two Years 
Figure 2. Priority Of Funding ‘Improved Supply Chain Sustainability Metrics’ As A Sustainability Initiative Over The Next Two Years By Region 
Figure 3. Priority Of Funding ‘Improving Supply Chain Sustainability Metrics’ As A Sustainability Initiative Over The Next Two Years By Industry 
Figure 4. Projected Spend Change On Professional Services Projects In 2022 
Figure 5. Mean Projected Spend Change On Professional Services Projects For ‘Supply Chain And Product Sustainability Risk Assessments’ In 2022 By Region 
Figure 6. Mean Projected Spend Change On Professional Services Projects For ‘Supply Chain And Product Sustainability Risk Assessments’ In 2022 By Industry 

About the authors

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Global Head of Research and Finance Director

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

Kim Knickle

Research Director, ESG & Sustainability

Addressing business challenges and priorities in ESG and sustainability through technology.

Specialties: manufacturing and retail industry subject matter expert, thought leadership, storytelling, emerging technology research and analysis (cloud, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, computer vision, IoT), sales enablement, competitive and SWOT analysis, market research, research operations.

Related Reports

Not a Verdantix client yet?

Register with Verdantix for authoritative data, analysis and advice to allow your business to succeed.