Gartner Research

Sustainability Represents an Opportunity for Supply Chain Sourcing

Published: 05 February 2018

ID: G00349584

Analyst(s): Miguel Cossio


Corporate social responsibility is becoming one of many ways supply chain leaders in sourcing and procurement deliver value for the organization. Use this research to understand how CSR represents an opportunity, not a costly threat, and identify key factors for adopting responsible sourcing.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Sustainability and CSR Requirements Will Affect How Sourcing Teams Are Measured
  • SRM Programs Will Have to Incorporate CSR, Potentially Changing Strategic Suppliers
  • Supply Chain Leaders Will Need Data From External Sources and Service Providers to Integrate CSR Into the Strategic Sourcing Process
    • Competitor's Information
    • Sustainable Procurement Standards
    • NGOs, Industry Associations and Third-Party Service Providers

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