MIT Sustainable Supply Chains
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
New article in Transportation Research Part D: Well-to-tank carbon emissions from crude oil maritime transportation
We are thrilled to announce a new article in the journal Transportation Research Part D : Transport and Environment. This paper was developed in collaboration with Professor Haiying Jia (https://www.nhh.no/en/employees/faculty/haiying-jia/) from the Department of...
The goal of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the state of sustainable supply chains year by year. This is the 2nd year of the survey that will be continued annually. We aim to survey professionals globally across industries, regions, and positions to...
So much news, so little time. To keep track of all the latest news from our sustainability team, we are posting snippets from news items featuring our team. Check out the latest interviews Alexis and Suzanne have given! July 2020: Data, Not Digitalization, Transforms...
The Sustainable Supply Chains team collaborated with the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and multinational mining company Vale to bring sustainability education to young engineering professionals in Brazil. Learn more about the program below and on MIT News....
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