MIT Sustainable Supply Chains

 

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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

Our Research Partners

Sustainable Supply Chain Updates

What's in the new MIT Climate Action Plan? We will expand our network of climate leaders with at least 20 faculty hires, mid-career ignition grants for climate research, and up to 100 new student fellowships in climate & sustainability. https://climate.mit.edu/climateaction/fastforward

MIT has released an ambitious new plan for action to address the world’s accelerating climate crisis. “Our approach is to build on what the MIT community does best — and then aspire for still more,” says Vice President for Research @maria_zuber .
https://news.mit.edu/2021/climate-action-net-zero-2026-0512

Companies are pursuing sustainability in their #SupplyChains to reduce repetitional risk and increase brand equity, but what are the barriers to achieving supply chain #Sustainability success? @hickmana @KellenBetts @varney2 @MITSustainChain #MIT https://medium.com/mitsupplychain/barriers-to-sustainability-why-suppliers-are-part-of-the-problem-and-the-solution-8a9c915996ea

Take a read of our recent article - Barriers to Sustainability: Why Suppliers are Part of the Problem and the Solution https://link.medium.com/pAvWmsNQbgb
@mitsupplychain @MITSustainChain @KellenBetts #sustainability #supplychain #future

The State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report is coming July 2021... sign up to get it delivered to your inbox. #Sustainability @hickmana @KellenBetts @mitsupplychain https://sustainable.mit.edu/state-of-sustainable-supply-chains/#2021

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