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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

In the News…

In the News…

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...

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Innovations in environmental training for the mining industry

Innovations in environmental training for the mining industry

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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State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report – 2020

State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report – 2020

Download 2020 Report |Register for State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2020 webinar on 21 Sept In early July we released* the first annual State of Sustainability Report, co-produced by The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and the Council of...

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NEW #LiveEvent - A Conversation with the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab: Emergency Supply Chain Planning and Response during an age of COVID. Register below. @hickmana @goentzel @vaps0tr
https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/6215998703134/WN_NmR4joLKQ5ymynD--NAc5w

Join Dr. Alexis Bateman for a live Q&A session on the first annual 2020 State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report
on September 21st @ 12pm ET. Learn more and register @ https://www.linkedin.com/events/mitctlstateofsupplychainsustainability/

Save the date for 10/20 for MIT's next (virtual) Climate Action Symposium: The Role of Research Universities and MIT’s Climate Initiatives featuring @SustainableMIT's Dr. Julie Newman https://bit.ly/2ZBcm7q

“While #flightshame was a rallying cry in 2019, could #freightshame become a prominent hashtag in the e-commerce frenzy of 2020?” —  check out Suzanne's new blog post about her new report with @smartfreightctr and @CDP.

https://link.medium.com/KctSPYiju9

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