Climate change is a real and pressing issue that affects all generations. These environmental concerns, if left unchecked, could have disastrous and irreversible consequences. Even as the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time high. Promises and plans for programmes that curb their environmental impact are not enough.
Actions must be taken to reduce carbon emissions. Corporate social responsibility must be prioritised. Supply chains must be assessed. Environmental management systems must be put in place. These are all to ensure that the supply chain is implementing responsible sourcing.
Sustainable sourcing incorporates ethical, social, and environmental performance factors into supply chain management. It is not a new concept in the industry; but it has only been implemented in the last decade or so.
It is more common in some industries like sustainable seafood
and sustainable agriculture. Practices that are up to social and environmental standards have been implemented. These trade branches have begun their journey towards sustainability. As the environmental crisis continues, the hope is that more follow their lead.