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  1. 1. Sustainable Supply Chains October 1, 2014 Bridget Ferrari
  2. 2. Sustainability What is it? Sustainability is a strategy that minimizes business risk and material waste today to ensure future economic survival Short Term: Risk Management Ensuring sound economic operations to minimize impacts of unexpected environmental, safety and social issues Sustainability Long Term: Strategic Investment •  Investment today for operational longevity •  Minimizes material usage to prolong availability Sustainability is an investment in future business growth, longevity and operational capacity
  3. 3. Sustainable Supply Chains What is it? The way we buy goods and services to ensure value for money (Profits) while taking into account social (People) and environmental (Planet) impact over the lifetime of the product or service People Profits Planet •  Design for whole product lifecycle •  Optimize product design for reuse •  Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose •  Total cost of ownership •  Socially responsible profits •  Transparency in financials •  Enhance presence in communities •  Minimize impact of operations throughout supply
  4. 4. Sustainable Supply Chains Why? 1960s Kennedy called for a man on the moon before the end of the decade; the technology developed in support of the Space Race resulted in Internet Weather predictors GPS Networked communications (email) CAT Scans and MRI Filters for potable water Sustainability is driving new innovation, job growth and technology Alternative Energy Smart Cities Biomimicry Social sourcing
  5. 5. 5 Is it in reference to how “green” a product is? Is it in reference to how “green” the suppliers manufacturing processes are? Is it in reference to how “green” the suppliers supply chain is? Is it all of these? What is a Sustainable Supply Chain?
  6. 6. 6 Further Recommended Resources Environmental Leader 2 Degrees Supply Chain 24/7 My contact information: