Data Catalyst worked with Nissan to tackle the essential but complex problem of scope three emissions in the supply chain as part of the Supply chain sustainability refers to the practice of managing the social, environmental, and economic impacts of a supply chain, in order to promote sustainable and responsible business practices. It involves the integration of sustainability principles and practices into the management of the entire supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the disposal of end-of-life products.
The goal of supply chain sustainability is to minimise the negative impacts of the supply chain on the environment, society, and economy, while maximising the positive impacts. This involves addressing a wide range of issues, such as:
- Environmental sustainability: This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimising waste and pollution, and conserving natural resources such as water and energy.
- Social sustainability: This includes ensuring safe and fair working conditions for employees, protecting human rights, and promoting diversity and inclusion.
- Economic sustainability: This includes promoting economic growth and development, reducing poverty, and ensuring that the benefits of the supply chain are shared equitably among all stakeholders.
To achieve supply chain sustainability, companies must collaborate with their suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders to identify and address sustainability risks and opportunities throughout the supply chain. This may involve adopting sustainability standards and certifications, conducting sustainability assessments, engaging with suppliers on sustainability issues, and tracking and reporting sustainability performance metrics.
By integrating sustainability principles and practices into their supply chain management, companies can enhance their brand reputation, reduce operational risks, improve efficiencies, and create long-term value for all stakeholders.