The significance of sustainable supply chains

Chemical Business Association on why sustainable supply chains are not only good for the planet and people, but also support profitable operations

Chemicals play a critical role in society and the economy as almost everything depends on or is touched by the chemical industry. If the chemical supply chain is disrupted many of the things that we rely upon in our daily lives – including beauty and personal care products – are jeopardised. 

Here, as chief executive of the UK-based Chemical Business Association (CBA), I discuss recent global disruptions and highlight the importance of a sustainable chemical supply chain

Since the turn of the century, globalisation has rapidly increased, with massive volumes of freight travelling vast distances around the world. This has been enabled by an integrated global supply chain which has grown and evolved to become highly optimised, and upon whose efficient and cost-effective operation we have become dependent. 

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