The Sustainability Imperative
Sustainability is a major issue—for me, for you, and for the planet. There is no lifeboat; there is no fallback plan. Collectively, we have to get sustainability right. And make no mistake: procurement operations and supply chains are in the front line.
Consequently, I and the research team at Skill Dynamics surveyed over 200 supply chain and procurement professionals on both sides of the Atlantic, probing for details of their organizations’ sustainability initiatives, practices, policies, and barriers they may be experiencing with progress.
Likewise, we talked to experts in the field of sustainability—author, consultant, and circular economy campaigner Catherine Weetman and environmental and sustainability consultant Karin Ekberg, to name just two. Where does progress towards great sustainability stand, we asked? What is holding it back? And what could organizations do about it?
The result is this paper, which comprises a unique insight into the state of sustainability, in 2022. So if sustainability matters to your organization—or to you personally—then you’ve come to the right place to find out more.