Two seemingly conflicting trends are coming together that, if addressed correctly, could provide retailers with a competitive advantage and make them more profitable. First, consumers are increasingly concerned about the environment and are more willing than ever to act to protect it. Second, the pandemic kicked online buying and home delivery into “high gear” as […]
In the past few decades, an increasing number of organizations have adopted environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives to help heal the planet as well as to make cost and efficiency improvements in their supply chain and procurement operations. In the process, these enterprises have adopted policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or even become […]
A book called How the World Really Works argues that “we are a fossil-fueled civilization whose technical and scientific advances, quality of life, and prosperity rest on the combustion of huge quantities of fossil carbon. The author, the polymath Vaclev Smil, declares it will take at a minimum several decades, but perhaps well over a […]
Climate change. Resource scarcity. Population growth. Urbanization. Air and water pollution. When it comes to sustainability, many business leaders are feeling the pressure to act. Customers, investors, and regulatory agencies are demanding that companies actively address the climate crisis. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities impact every facet of business and will determine the market […]
Supply chain sustainability is incredibly important to the future of our planet. And while it can be a money-saving opportunity from a transportation standpoint, there are more important issues at hand. Ideally, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Science Based Targets will co-exist with a clear vision to reduce greenhouse emissions and make a better future for us all. Thankfully there are thousands of companies that are investing in the future and making supply chain sustainability a priority.
At Logistics Viewpoints, we have written about how companies are looking to reduce carbon emissions, especially when it comes to transportation. More and more global companies are pledging to make their supply chains and their operations net-zero or carbon neutral. The following Editor’s Choice article comes from Fernando Cortes, Senior Vice President, Transportation at Walmart, […]
Oracle Fusion Cloud Transportation Management offers a solution that allows transportation planners to see estimated emissions – carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, and particulate matter – before a trip is executed. Transportation is, of course, a major source of green house emissions. According to the environmental protection agency, in the US, the transportation sector accounts for […]