Closing the loop: Building the environmental supply chain

7th October 2014

Globalised business was built on the back of cheap oil, near-unlimited access to resources and a culture of discarding. Companies created highly dispersed globalised sourcing, production and sales footprints. Products and materials criss-crossed the world on their journey from manufacturing to market. Considerations about the environmental impact of this highly extended supply chain model took a back seat to growth.

According to the report Closing The Loop: Building the Environmental Supply Chain by president of the lharrington group LLC Lisa Harrington businesses need to think differently about their supply chains and the ‘costs’ attached to going green.

Previously the lowest rung on the sustainability ladder, the environmental supply chain has been underlined as an untapped opportunity for companies to capture value and boost revenue.

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