SOFT&GREEN Circular economy

Sustainable supply chain? Stakeholders are asking for it.

People are demanding greater commitment from companies to supply chain management. This is confirmed by international research carried out by DNV GL, an international certification body, in collaboration with the GfK institute.

A large-scale survey.
The survey involved over 1,400 professionals in Europe, Asia and America in different industries. According to the study, companies are under continuous pressure to demonstrate the sustainability of their supply chain (86%; +6% compared to the last edition of the survey in 2014).

Drivers that influence businesses.
Which drivers most influence companies? 76% say that it is customers, followed by other direct and indirect stakeholders, who demand the greatest commitment from companies. There is still a long way to go, though: only 7% of companies have involved all levels of the supply chain.

Many advantages for companies.
The main advantages found by these companies are improved brand reputation (65%), greater satisfaction of customer requests (58%) and increased market share (32%). A sign that supply chain sustainability, when it becomes a strategic choice, is rewarded by stakeholders as well as by the market.


A new edition for the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award

Registration is open for the third edition of the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award, an annual price set up to incentivize, disseminate, enhance and reward best practices and improvements made by Sofidel suppliers in the field of social and environmental responsibility. Sofidel’s goal is to qualify its supply chain and support its partners on the same path. The award ceremony for the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award 2018 will be held on 3rd October in Columbus in the United States, in conjunction with the inauguration of the Group’s new American plant in Circleville, Ohio.