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As we were undertaking research for this guide we came across a number of interesting publications and resources. A selection of these is detailed below.

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EY Report – The state of sustainable supply chains

  • 2016
  • EY
  • Report

A report exploring how companies are embedding sustainability in their supply chains by managing risks, and adopting corporate commitments to human rights, ethics, the environment and the communities from which they source goods and services.

The Food and Drink Federation’s Ambition 2025: Shaping Sustainable Value Chains

Using the whole-chain approach to deliver a sustainable food system by 2025.

Ethical fashion under the spotlight in New Zealand

This study reports that 49 percent of North American supply chain executives don’t view sustainability as a strategic priority despite the fact that more than half of consumers are willing to pay at least 5 percent more for products delivered sustainability and 76 percent would wait at least one extra day for climate-friendly transport.

Boost Revenue, Brand Value by Looking Down the Supply Chain

Space Between are encouraging New Zealand’s top fashion brands to share information about their supply chains to create more dialogue around ethics, sustainability and fashion.

Defining the circular economy

In the broader economic landscape, there is a divide between slow-to-adopt corporations and companies already seeking to maximize the business opportunities embedded in the circular economy.

Need more on the why?

Hear about what a group of leading companies discussed recently on how to hone a new model for smarter supply chains.

RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook

Highlights that increasingly supply chain management is becoming important internationally.

CDP Supply Chain Program

CDP website related to their supply chain initiatives and tools. Includes detailed surveys of suppliers and their supply chains.

The Green Supply Chain

Online publication with a large amount of global stories relating to greening the supply chain.

Supply Chain Sustainability. A practical Guide for Continuous Improvement

Provides a good overview of the supply chain and how to implement sustainability within it. Provides case studies from around the world.

BMW – Sustainable Value Report 2015

  • 2015
  • BMW
  • Report

Provides information about BMW's sustainability strategy and the progress made in integrating sustainability into its corporate processes.


Zeean is a community effort to generate a heterogeneous open-source database of the global economic network at high regional and sectorial detail. It provides a different method of looking at supply chains.


Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex has a large business membership.

Building a strong supply chain

Oob Organics' managing director Robert Auton realised his business was only as good as his supply chain.

Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Programme

The SPP Programme is co-led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, and the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI). This article provides an example of how public organisations are analysing their own value chains.

Sustainable Wine & Food Value Chains

A good analysis of sustainable value chains and with case studies and recommendations on progressing them in your organisation. Andrew Fearne is Adelaide's 'Thinker in Residence', Department of the Premier and Cabinet.