Large companies with long or complicated supply chains are looking to reduce costs and increase sustainable practices. In 2010 the number of businesses that track and report supply chain emissions doubled according to A.T. Kearney, a management consulting firm.
In a report from The Carbon Disclosure Project, they found that 50% of a companies emissions are from its supply chain, rather than from their own home turf.
These long or complicated supply chains provide key links for sustainability positions as well as at the top with major corporations. It also provides a multitude of careers to third party management and consulting firms that provide energy management, resource recovery and reduction and other services such as carbon accounting. According to job-hunt.org, the need for professionals in the sustainable supply chain industry continues to build in large and small companies.