RedPrairie have announced their sponsorship of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) supply chain report. CDP extended their study, of how climate change will affect global business and carbon emissions, to include supply chain practices in 2008. The recent report included results from over 600 global suppliers in 34 companies, and highlighted geographical and industry trends for managing greener supply chains around the world.
The level of engagement on this issue from some large companies through the CDP supply chain process, shows how it is now part of their core operations with an understanding of the potential impacts of climate change. Of the many findings supported by the study, collaboration emerges as a core message.
The supply chain report emphasises that effective and sustainable progress can be made so long as mutual support between businesses and suppliers continues to exist, especially as supplier margins are squeezed with increasing regulation and economic constraints. The result, the study concludes, will be marked improvement in business relationships, internal capabilities, carbon reduction, and management of critical supply risks.
According to Mike Mayoras, RedPrairie, CEO, learning to reduce carbon emissions not only promotes a healthier planet, but sustainable and cost-effective business. Findings from the study were reported through a launch in the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City.