Supply Chain Sustainability Performance

Integrating a circular supply chain management strategy

Supply chain sustainability issues challenge business growth

While companies strive for growth, our world is dramatically changing. Challenges of water scarcity, ocean pollution and packaging waste are exacerbated by a rapidly growing global population. Employees and communities want companies to lead solutions. The supply chain organization is positioned to help an enterprise balance its growth, profitability and social purpose goals as it shifts to sustainable business.

Profitability contains revenue growth and profit margins. Sustainability contains resource efficiency, long-term growth, and worker well-being.
Far from perceiving sustainability as a costly inconvenience, supply chain leaders are using it to their advantage.

Miguel Cossio

Senior Principal Analyst, Gartner

Preparing for a future of supply chain sustainability

Investors, regulators, consumers and employees are redefining their expectations for the role of business in society. Chief supply chain officers are transforming their supply chain organizations to effectively manage ESG risk and drive competitive advantage with responsible sourcing, sustainable supply chain management and circular economy operating models.

Sustainability is a key goal for supply chian leaders. 30% of supply chain leaders say they have no or low-maturity sustainability initiatives.

Insights you can use

Gartner’s insights, advice, data and tools help supply chain leaders develop sustainable, responsible, and circular approaches to enable growth, manage assets and control costs.

How Supply Chain Leaders Can Start and Advance Their Sustainability Journey

As companies strive to operate more transparently, responsibly and sustainably, CSCOs must lead supply chain to manage different risks and redefine good performance. This maturity model guide describes an approach to governance for achieving a balance of sustainability and profitability goals.

Transform Supply Chain for a Circular Economy Future

Circular economy models enable businesses to achieve growth while preserving natural resources. Supply chain organizations have an essential role in orchestrating the shift to circular economy. Gartner explains what the shift to circular economy means for the supply chain.

Supplying Sustainable Business Success

Gartner Senior Director Analyst Pam Fitzpatrick joins us to discuss why you need to become a sustainable business, and why your supply chain is the key to getting you there.

Designing an Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Network

Companies are incorporating environmental impact goals into their business strategy not only to meet regulatory needs but also to improve their brand equity and profitability. This research will help supply chain leaders evaluate the influence of these objectives on the design of their network.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™

The World’s Most Important Gathering of CSCOs and Supply Chain Executives

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, where chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and their leadership teams gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business. Through collaboration with Gartner experts, thought leaders, industry peers and solution providers, explore new ways to approach your most critical challenges and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Before coming to this conference, I thought I’d get information on how supply chains run in different companies. It exceeds my expectations on digitalization — what it means and how to get there. I gain a lot from this conference and am able to link up with like-minded peers.

James Chu

Avery Dennison

The Power of Gartner Research & Advisory

The Gartner Research & Advisory team provides targeted, actionable insight for achieving your mission-critical priorities.

We enable you and your team to save time and money and drive your projects forward by providing benchmarking, expertise and best practices. Gartner’s model enables your organization to grow its internal capability and maintain leadership or strategic and technical initiatives.

Gartner topic experts

Gartner’s supply chain experts include more than 100 people worldwide. Meet a few of our leaders. 

Thomas O'Conner
Senior Director Analyst
Research & Advisory

Sarah Watt
Senior Director Analyst
Research & Advisory

Andrew Stevens
Senior Director Analyst
Research & Advisory

Miguel Cossio
Senior Principal Analyst
Research & Advisory

Courtney Rogerson
Senior Prinicpal Analyst
Research & Advisory

David Gonzalez
VP Analyst
Research & Advisory

Gartner experts are trusted advisors for 2,500+ supply chain leaders and executives

Gartner helps organizations grow and maintain ownership of strategic initiatives. Make the right decisions with trusted insights and objective advice.