In recent years, “sustainable development” has becoming a global consensus. And now it is also extended to using in the supply chain.
"Sustainability" is a process or state which can maintain long-term ( Holdren et.al, 1995 ). In the supply chain, sustainability can be viewed as taking overall consideration to product development. From design of the products until to the end of its life, sustainable products will not harm the environment; at the same time, it will not affect the profits of manufacturers.
Nowadays, almost all of the large companies over the world have chosen the sustainability in their development strategy which has been added for reducing greenhouse gas emissions content. In fact, as the increasing pressures from the regulatory authorities, consumers, and the company’s employees and shareholders, more and more enterprises begin to pay attentions on their contributions to cut carbon emission.
The main purpose of this report is to explain the effect of the collaborations relating to sustainability with resilience, reputation and corporation social responsibility in modern supply chain.
Most enterprises admit that protecting environment and giving the returns to our society is a very important social aspect to implying sustainability and which can creating a positive image in front of climate change. At the same time, many enterprises are also keen to show itself in the community recycling programs and human rights and labor rights protection efforts. But the most important consideration by putting the sustainability into practice is that the surge of rising energy costs, various kinds of risks, even the basic natural resource shortages been emerged (such as water supply), enterprises need to adopt a comprehensive concept of sustainable development as much as possible.
Research shows that sustainability will be a major factor in the next three to five years to change the supply chain. Through the joint efforts with suppliers, enterprises are engaged in a cleaner and more social responsible business, and then measuring its revenue result with the systematic monitor. Sustainability in supply chain is becoming a powerful tool to leading enterprises over the world and also is a competitive advantage to the company.
This report comprises the investigation of the relationship between resilience and sustainability and also the research of the collaborations of sustainability with reputation and CSR in modern supply chain through identifying and analyzing its own opportunities and risks in current. And the advices about future direction will be present in the conclusion.
Sustainability is the driving force for enterprises to gain competitive advantage and higher performance. Toward this goal, enterprises need to establish a more collaborative supply chain. Through cooperation with suppliers, to explore new business models, enterprises will gain, even had a chance to create a joint brand. There is still a lot of work to be done before the sustainability in supply chain be wildly used across the industry and region. Through the cooperation with suppliers, to promote the development of mutual interests, leading enterprises toward the established goal step forward.