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
Sustainable Supply Chain Updates
Suzanne collaborated with Colorado School of Mines Payne Institute of Public Policy and a number of esteemed co-authors on a new paper in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. The global transition to a low-carbon economy will involve changes in...
We are very proud that our very own Director Alexis Bateman was selected by IBM as a Supply Chain Hero. Check out her interview here: ...
We are trying to keep track of all the latest news from our sustainability team! To that end, we will post snippets from news items featuring our team from time to time. Check out the latest interviews Alexis and Suzanne have given! Feb 2020: Supply chain resilience...
View the research project on circular supply chains, here, and if you're interested in getting involved, contact us at email@example.com. "Waste is just excess material in the wrong person's hands." Inspiration from our event yesterday where we hosted the...
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