Global Corporate Survey 2022: Supply Chain Sustainability Analysis

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Executive Summary

This report will assist senior executives in identifying the main drivers, challenges and investment priorities for managing supply chain sustainability and for strategic decision-making. Verdantix gathered data via telephone interviews with 150 executives located in the US, the UK and Europe, from 11 industries, between October and December 2022. Results reveal the growing importance of supply chain sustainability in risk management and business resiliency. Firms are facing increasing pressure from stakeholders to meet voluntary and mandatory ESG and sustainability standards in the supply chain.

Table of contents

Global Survey Provides Clarity On How Stakeholder Pressures And Regulations Shape Firms’ Approaches To Supply Chain Sustainability
Global Survey Features 150 Supply Chain Executives Across 11 Industries
Stakeholders’ Transparency Demands Drive Supply Chain Sustainability Efforts
Limited Expertise And Poor Data Accessibility Limit Success Of Supply Chain Sustainability Goals
Supplier Collaboration And Greater Visibility Can Lower Supply Chain Risk And Benefit ESG And Sustainability Performance

Table of figures

Figure 1. Survey Respondents Geographical Breakdown
Figure 2. Survey Respondents Industry Breakdown
Figure 3. Supply Chain Sustainability: Level Of Commitment
Figure 4. Supply Chain Sustainability Performance Spend in 2022
Figure 5. Drivers Behind Increased Commitment To ESG And Sustainability
Figure 6. Impact Of Rules And Frameworks On Firms’ Commitment To Supply Chain Sustainability
Figure 7. Perception Of Supply Chain Sustainability As Critical For Business Decision-Making
Figure 8. Supply Chain Sustainability Challenges
Figure 9. Technology Approaches To Manage Supply Chain Sustainability Use Cases
Figure 10. Use Cases For Selecting An External Services Partner For Supply Chain Sustainability
Figure 11. Priorities To Lower Supply Chain Risk

About the authors

Elisa Molero

Industry Analyst
Elisa Molero is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix ESG & Sustainability practice. Her current research agenda focuses on emerging solutions and global market trends around supply chain sustainability. Her background is in Economics, Leadership and Governance (BSc, University of Navarra). Prior to joining Verdantix, Elisa worked as a research analyst at the Centre For Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, where she completed a Master’s degree in Global Politics, with Distinction.

Jessie Wilson

Jessie is an Analyst in the Verdantix ESG & Sustainability practice. Her current research agenda spans areas such as ESG reporting, the circular economy and supply chain sustainability. Prior to joining Verdantix, Jessie graduated from the University of Bristol with First Class Honours in BSc Geography and French. Her dissertation was on achieving a circular economy for plastics with reusable packaging.

Kim Knickle

Research Director, ESG & Sustainability
Kimberly Knickle is Research Director of the ESG & Sustainability practice at Verdantix. Her research areas encompass ESG regulations and reporting, ESG risk, supply chain sustainability, circular economy, social impact, and sustainable finance. Kim has worked for more than 20 years in the IT industry, providing research and analysis to help companies invest wisely in new technologies. Before joining the analyst industry, she held various roles in IT services, engineering and product safety testing, beginning her career at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Kim holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell.

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