• Recent years have seen corporate real estate occupiers make great strides towards integrating sustainability into their supply chains, particularly in the area of procurement.

 

  • This phenomenon is being driven by a range of factors including the adoption of corporate social responsibility practices and standards; growing stakeholder pressure; company image and reputation risk; and the increasing scarcity of natural resources.

 

  • The current evolution of supply chains from linear models to next-generation ecosystems is also resulting in the greater alignment of businesses goals with environmental and social objectives.

 

  • In addition, the increasing complexity of supply chains and growing pressure from global and regional geopolitical and environmental challenges demand that companies build closer relationships with their supplier base to mitigate sourcing risks.

 

  • This ViewPoint by CBRE tracks growth in sustainable sourcing and explains how corporate real estate occupiers can integrate sustainability into procurement processes and strategy.