Sustainability is one of the most important challenges facing the world today, and also one of the most complex. Lessening the environmental impact of supply chain operations is one part of a solution that can drive us towards a greener and more sustainable future.
But how are shippers and LSPs measuring the environmental impact of their supply chain operations? What tools and solutions are in place? And, what progress needs to be made to ensure a more sustainable future?
Throughout February 2022, some 234 respondents from across Europe took part in this survey. The results show that 72% of companies in the sample have a sustainability strategy in place, with a little more than half of the respondents already more than two years into their sustainability journey.
Amongst the key findings:
- 45% of those surveyed already use real-time visibility systems in their supply chains, and another 35.8% plan to introduce the technology over the next two years
- A wide mix of systems and approaches is used to monitor sustainability performance. These are both automated and manual, both internal and external
- Reducing overall emissions and carbon footprints is the primary target of sustainability strategies with real-time data most valuable when it comes to making improvements in sustainable operations
- Respondents emphasise the reduction of emissions over measurement as part of a shift towards ongoing, proactive management of sustainability
- The sustainability of supply chains is set for rapid and widespread digitalisation in the next two years resulting in a step-change for the management of supply chain sustainability
- However, with the internal adoption of technology rated as the most significant factor in determining the pace at which sustainability strategies are implemented, achieving planned progress remains a complex challenge.
Elsewhere, the results show that supply chains across Europe are becoming greener, more tech-enabled and more proactive in the pursuit of opportunities to enhance sustainability. Respondents are targeting carbon and emissions reduction goals, but not ignoring the daily operational improvements that underpin progress.
To learn more about these key findings and other insights generated from the survey, download Ti and Sixfold by Transporeon’s white paper, Real-Time Visibility & Sustainability in Europe’s Logistics Sector, now.
Source: Transport Intelligence, 22nd March 2022
Author: Transport Intelligence