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Unilever Drives Growth Through Supply Chain Sustainability

Published: 16 July 2013

ID: G00251946

Analyst(s): Stephen Stokes

Summary

Unilever has publicly put sustainability at the heart of its short- and long-term supply chain vision and strategy. Supply chain leaders can use the best practices in this case study to differentiate their business, and to drive innovation and growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Define Sustainability Goals as Part of a Long-Term Strategy
  • Put Sustainable and Ethical Living at the Heart of the Business
  • Combine a Low-Cost Business Model With Sustainability
    • Transportation
    • Manufacturing
    • Waste Management
  • Assign Roles and Responsibilities for Sustainability
  • Engage Suppliers as Partners to Reduce Environmental Impact and Cost

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