Achieving a sustainable supply chain begins with trust. Market forces and leverage do not bring about trust. Shared values and collaboration do. As a result, values shared regarding sustainability can create much more profitable supplier relationships when those values are put on the table and made part of the relationship. A company can literally watch the investments they've made in sustainability permeate through their entire value chain, bringing about greater returns from the process
Sustainable Supply Chains Begin with Trust
Many companies struggle with establishing sustainable supply chains because they attempt to enforce it through leverage, not partnership.