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Adoption of responsible sourcing will require supply chain leaders to make sustainability a non-negotiable element that is as important as quality. This in turn will impact how sourcing teams are measured. 

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As a supply chain executive, implementing new sustainability initiatives can be exciting but also daunting, as much of a change leadership challenge as a technical hurdle.  Learn more about key challenges, building support for your initiatives and other recommendations.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2020 has a dedicated conference track:

Opportunities for value creation and stakeholder pressure are putting sustainability firmly on the agenda for supply chain professionals. Sustainability emphasis can differentiate brands in a time of increasing consumer environmental concern. However, without senior leadership commitment, digital tools and the right skills in place, today’s sustainability strategies are unlikely to scale across the organization. This track provides insight into the sustainability strategies of tomorrow, where organizations shift their operating model to enable the circular economy and give them an advantage over their competitors.

Topics include:

• Supply chain transparency

• Sustainability strategies

• Stakeholder engagement

• Circular economies

• Digital sustainability