Folder Sustainable Supply Chain Management


  

About this topic

With sustainable supply chain management, tourism businesses help to make the whole sector more sustainable by motivating suppliers and buyers, who jointly make up the supply chain, to implement corporate social responsibility in their organisations. The essence of sustainable supply chain management the is to influence regular business contracting processes to take account of sustainability through three important steps: establishing a sustainable supply chain policy and management system; supporting suppliers in reaching sustainability goals; and integrating sustainability criteria into suppliers’ contracts.


  

Your Role

Tour operators are particularly influential as they are at the heart of the tourism supply chain which runs from the consumer via travel agents, tour operators, and local agents to the eventual product: accommodations, attractions and transport. 

Adequately implemented sustainable supply chain management is one of the best ways to green an entire industry.  Rather that relying on businesses to adopt CSR because it is fashionable or socially accepted as the ‘right’ thing to do, it is based on real market-driven requirements that entrepreneurs use in decision making. 

Although the implementation of sustainable supply chain management is essentially an action that involves the private sector, it won’t materialise unless stakeholders cooperate and the sector jointly commits to requiring sustainable practices from their business partners. Such joint commitment often requires help and support from additional stakeholder groups, who are interested in being involved and lending their support.

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