However, achieving sustainability from digital supply chains is not free of challenges and risks. Many IT functionalities have been assigned to tackle information gaps for managing supply chain sustainability such as: transaction and workflow to track and trace any product across the supply chain, big data storage and analytics, Blockchain authentication and Business Intelligence reporting . Open collaboration with many suppliers and partners has improved the packaging phase for reducing the number of defective containers with a well-designed recycling/ waste management system for plastic and cartons. In this direction, a Plastics Pact was launched in the UK last year, with 42 organizations. However, this year the number of organizations has more than tripled. Retailers, waste management companies, packaging suppliers, brand companies and universities have committed to achieve its goals by 2025 as mentioned by Gartner:
- 100% of plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable
- 70% of plastic packaging will be effectively recycled or composted
- There will be 30% average recycled content across all plastic packaging
- Companies will act to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging items
We are indeed a “Live Enterprise” and we provide living technology for a safer and more sustainable world.
Stay tuned for more articles on this topic as well as how to implement sustainability with some best practices from Antares Vision.
 Gartner. Supply Chain Brief: Help Stakeholders Adapt to Sustainability by Sharing Fundamental Definitions 2019
Infosys Sustainability Report. Live Enterprise. URL: https://www.infosys.com/sustainability/Documents/infosys-sustainability-report-2018-19.pdf 2018
Ernst & Young. Towards transparent supply chains. White paper. URL: https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/EY-towards-transparent-supply-chains/$FILE/EY-towards-transparent-supply-chains.pdf 2018
Gartner. Supply Chain Leaders’ Guide to Reducing Packaging Waste. 2019