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What are Sustainable Supply Chains?

Supply chains are a powerful mechanism for connecting people and products, providing a ready venue for industry and stakeholders to collaboratively advance the Sustainable Development Goals. As consumers, governments and investors become increasingly conscious of environmental and social issues, many companies seek to address their concerns by reconsidering their supply chains.  But identifying, and more importantly, finding appropriate solutions for better and more sustainable systems proves challenging to most corporations that need to carefully balance competing business objectives and priorities.

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics launched Sustainable Supply Chains in 2018 as an umbrella program that brings together our sustainability research, education, and outreach. Our goal is to connect research outcomes to practical settings, enabling companies and stakeholders to leverage supply chains as a beneficial force to reaching global sustainable development goals. We seek to improve visibility of  supply chain impacts and develop strategies to help reduce them, so companies can better address consumer, political, and shareholder concerns.

Current Research Initiatives

Sustainable Supply Chain engages in research with industry-leading companies, institutions and fellow academics.

State of Supply Chain Sustainability

Supply Chain Carbon Emissions

Supply Chain Traceability

Communicating Supply Chain Sustainability

Circular Supply Chains

More Sustainable Research at MIT CTL

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has several Sustainable initiatives that aim to connect research outcomes to practical settings, enabling companies and stakeholders to leverage supply chains as a beneficial force to reaching sustainable development goals. 

Sustainable Logistics Initiative

MegaCity Logistics Lab

Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab

Sustainable Supply Chain Updates

Roundtable Event – Circularity in the Supply Chain

Roundtable Event – Circularity in the Supply Chain

View the research project on circular supply chains, here, and if you're interested in getting involved, contact us at ctl-sustainabilty@mit.edu. "Waste is just excess material in the wrong person's hands." Inspiration from our event yesterday where we hosted the...

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State of Supply Chain Sustainability

State of Supply Chain Sustainability

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals have teamed up to launch the annual State of Sustainable Supply Chains Report that will answer these questions — and help companies gain a better understanding of the importance of supply chain sustainability to their enterprises, industries, and the planet.

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Upcoming Roundtable: Towards Circularity in Supply Chains

Upcoming Roundtable: Towards Circularity in Supply Chains

Recycling systems around the world have been thrown into chaos following China’s 2018 ban on the import of plastic waste. However, what has arguably created a global waste crisis can also be seen as an opportunity to re-invent inefficient or ineffective systems that...

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Today, @RockyMtnInst, @MITSustainChain, @CCSI_Columbia, @payneinstitute announced COMET, an effort to build a standard method for measuring emissions and providing insight into the #CO2 content of things like cars, buildings, and phones. Read all about it! https://bit.ly/2tFVZK1

Catch the COMET at the World Economic Forum @Davos on Jan. 22nd! Register today at https://bit.ly/2TtacnV.

@wef @RockyMtnInst @CCSI_Columbia @payneinstitute

Many people feel powerless when it comes to #ClimateChange. In this piece, @Dave_Harden and SSC's Suzanne Greene argue that we have levers we can pull today to reduce emissions today. #SundayRead

https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/478738-escaping-the-hells-kitchen-of-climate-change

“A company’s supply chain determines nearly 80% of its environmental impact.” The trouble? We can’t manage what we can’t measure. See how professor Joann de Zegher is working to close this gap in supply chains: http://bit.ly/MITSusty2019

The COMET is coming to the @wef! Join us at the Ice Village in Davos to learn about how the Coalition for Materials Emissions Transparency is using collaboration to decarbonize our materials #SupplyChains.

Register at https://bit.ly/2TtacnV.

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