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Global Supply Chain Sustainability Summit to take place in March

Supply chain visibility provider FourKites has announced its 2022 Global Supply Chain Sustainability Summit will take place as soon as March 9th. According to the organisers, the virtual conference for supply chain leaders will focus on driving positive environmental impact through supply chain transformation. The half-day event will be broadcast live from Amsterdam and shall be streamed to participants worldwide.

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A number of speakers due to contribute at the event have already announced. The list includes technology entrepreneur, author and Future Planet Founder Donal Daly, as well as supply chain leaders from companies such as Bayer, RHI Magnesita, Henkel, Hoyer Group and Tetra Pak.

When it comes to topics, the event will cover themes ranging from alternative energy strategies to electric vehicle readiness, reverse logistics, recycled materials and more.

Commenting on the announcement of March’s summit, FourKites founder and CEO Mathew Elenjickal said:

“We are delighted to organise an event that includes some of the world’s preeminent companies and supply chain leaders sharing their insights on how to achieve positive, quantifiable impacts on the community and the environment through innovative new supply chain initiatives. We look forward to collaborating with and learning from these thought leaders about new technologies, processes and programs that are making a difference.”

FourKites stresses that the virtual conference comes as sustainability continues to be a growing focus for companies, even as the pandemic causes ongoing supply chain disruptions.

The company points to a survey it conducted with Reuters, which found 84% of European supply chain leaders are either increasing or staying focused on their sustainability commitments. Sixty-five companies in the S&P 500 had net-zero targets in place prior to the COP26 Summit. Many of these businesses are asking their suppliers to disclose data on greenhouse-gas emissions. In addition, a number of companies also expanded their efforts to include social issues such as worker welfare and supplier diversity.

Organisers state that FourKites’ Global Supply Chain Sustainability Summit will aim to show how companies can build greener supply chains and logistics operations through transparency, technology and collaboration. As a result companies will be able to make meaningful progress to achieve their sustainability goals.

Those who wish to attend the event can register to do so here.