Workshops on Green Supply Chain

Workshops on Green Supply Chain Shows the Path Towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

works-on-300x150Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Managers and the Sustainability Managers in corporations around the world are faced with a tough task. On one hand their mandate is make sure that the corporation is ‘doing the right thing’ in the societies that it functions in.

On the other hand, the profit motives driving Operational Managers leaves them with very little real influence in the operations of the business. At the same time numerous Operational Managers have their heart in the right place but suffer from lack of time, know-how and mis-information about going green.

The belief that going green is costly is endemic in today’s business mind-set and hinders decisive positive action. The bust of Copenhagen again showed that the positive action towards environmental cleanup will most probably come from corporations acting in their own self-interest and in response to public demand. It is also increasingly clear that now many corporations are leading the way towards CSR though concerted action.

What is not yet clear is that without a concerted action across the end-to-end supply chain, most ‘green’ projects achieve less than 50% of the full potential – both in terms of emission reduction, and in terms of cost savings. The reason is self-evident.

As, Mr. Vivek Sood, the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group based in Sydney, Australia likes to point out “Any corporation can become carbon neutral by outsourcing every carbon producing activity.” Potential for Green Supply Chains has long been recognized and acknowledged. However, many reasons have impeded the adoption of green supply chain principals by corporations.

One of the reasons has been lack of comprehensive methodology and tool kit to make it happen. Having recently co-written a published book (titled GREEN SUPPLY CHAINSAN ACTION MANIFESTO) on this topic Mr. Vivek Sood, the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group says his company is taking further action to make the knowledge more readily available through a series of workshops.

The first of these workshops, titled SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN WORKSHOP was held in Sydney, Australia on 18th of June 2010 was heralded as great success by all participants. Participants lauded the extremely high quality of information, a very positive interaction and opportunity to learn from world experts on the area and from each other.

The workshops are designed to stimulate discussions on the following type of questions:

  1. Are you ready for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) audits? Do you have verifiable, auditable data to support the claims of green house gas reduction activity within your company?
  2. How can you use our Green Supply Chain Methodology and tool kit to enhance your company’s profits? Does going green have to cost extra?
  3. What green supply chain projects are your competitors considering at the moment? When will they disclose these to the industry and media? How will these projects affect the industry perception, pecking order and profitability?
  4. How can you establish your company as the leader in green supply chains and CSR while making great profits? Do you want your employees, suppliers, media and customers singing the praises of your CSR results?
  5. What liability are you exposing yourself, your board, your organisation to without a verifiable record set? What tools and methodologies do you need to make sure you are covered?

After outstanding success of the first workshop, further workshops are planned in the other state capital cities in Australia and major cities in the Asia-Pacific region. More details on the workshops are available by contacting Global Supply Chain Group on the address given below.

About Global Supply Chain Group:

Global Supply Chain Group is pro-active in creating, configuring, and formulating effective, secure and sustainable supply chains around the world. With a collective supply chain experience of more than 120 years, the senior team in Global Supply Chain Group has worked on more than 100 blue chip projects on all continents adding in excess of $1.5 Billion in value to their clients’ businesses. Large corporations rely on Global Supply Chain Group to deliver outstanding results in their supply chain strategy, supply chain sustainability, supply chain security and supply chain performance. Global Supply Chain Group works very closely, and sometimes anonymously, with the senior executive teams of large corporations to help them win outstanding Global Supply Chain Advantage through: [list icon=”icon: chevron-right” icon_color=”#37c6f5″]

  • Supply Chain Transformations and Design,
  • Supply Chain Strategies and Execution,
  • Supply Chain Infrastructure and Efficiency,
  • Supply Chain Information technology and Integration
  • Supply Chain Processes and Personnel
[/list] No matter what your supply chain issues or questions are, it is worth while reaching out and making a connection with us on  http://localhost/globalscgroup

Contact Details:

Global Supply Chain Group 102/621 Pacific Hwy St Leonards NSW 2065 Australia Telephone +61 2 8920 0694 Fax +61 2 8920 0689 Email: Web:

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  • Ainsley says:

    Green supply chain workshop is very precious for supply chain trainee. Here I found some important topics that cover in the workshop. After read full blog, Now I agree to join the next workshop to gain something more by it. I’ll surely join this workshop after getting venue & Passes. Please share next workshop focus points.

  • Rajan Sukhdev says:

    I read about your workshops Mr. Vivek. I would be interested if it will conduct in India. Will you provide any workshop in India?

  • Katherine says:

    There are a good few ways of entering a green supply chain management strategy, and an increasing amount of literature every year is being devoted to discussing green SCM.

    Undoubtedly going green is a great move for a consumer-facing company. But there are problems that need to be addressed further down a value-chain you go. And these problems can be a plethora of items including a level of uncertainty regarding market position, stakeholders concerns, and change.

  • Rylie says:

    Objectives for 21st of Supply chain industry innovations appreciated for Australian supply chain practices.

    key findings from the Supply Chain Innovation Report reveal:

    Companies that self-identified as supply chain Innovators are preemptive in preparing and improving their supply chains and are quick to test, adopt or dispose of any new technology

    Supply chain Innovators support their innovation by both collaborating with and “listening to” all extended supply chain stakeholders—from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer—not just their first-level suppliers or customers

    The top three influencers driving supply chain innovation in the industries surveyed included customer demand/ behavior, competitive forces, and corporate responsibility while the bottom three influencers included regulatory environment, last-mile delivery and omnichannel. (

  • Tyler Wesley says:

    I think when there is an absence of proper guidance and knowledge then confusions arise. Most of the organization focuses on process improvement, developing sophisticated strategies and acquiring expensive technological setups and they neglect the importance of educating their employees. Educating the employees is very important as they have to carry out daily tasks and they are responsible for bringing change. As you have mentioned in the article, the corporate social responsibility managers are not aware of the importance of being green or they are misguided, most of the times.

  • Arther Trucks says:

    You have raised a very valid point here as the corporation believes that it is ‘doing the right thing’. This is a point perhaps that decides the success or failure of a co-operation. When a co-operation starts believing that what it is doing is right, it gets stick to it. They believe that they are doing everything perfectly and no change is needed. In my point of view, they are altogether wrong.

  • Colt Maxwell says:

    Why most of the business executives are reluctant to adopt green strategies? Yes, they are afraid that after going green they would have to change their entire infrastructure and it would a burden on their budget. But would this thought really help them survive in the future? I think no, as all such businesses would not be accepted by the consumers and they will vanish automatically.

  • Adward Florence says:

    No power can convince businesses to change their mode of operations and revise all of their methods, approaches, and strategies according to the green concept. Self-acceptance and self-awareness are important to bring change. When an organization is willing to bring change in its operations and structure that is the point when the change takes place. Without self-interest, it is impossible to achieve a green economy and supply chain.

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