Supply chain sustainability revealed: A country comparison

This report assesses the climate risk faced by supply chains, their preparedness to manage these risks and the propensity of suppliers to work with their customers to reduce risk and seize climate opportunities.

Despite the growing risk posed by climate change, research reveals that the global response is falling short and that companies need a sustainability strategy.

Key findings

The company responses to this year’s supply chain program reveal the climate resilience of supply chains at the national level — and allow for country to country comparison.

  • Japan is the only country with suppliers that are well-equipped to respond to climate risks as they have taken steps to increase the resilience of their supply chains based on their awareness of climate risks.
  • Suppliers in France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany — in that order — are identified as the most sustainable as a result of having undertaken extensive measures despite low climate risk exposure in their supply chains.
  • Suppliers in China, India, Italy and the United States are identified as vulnerable, due to an imbalance between the climate risk exposures they face and steps the suppliers have taken to make their supply chains more resilient.
  • Suppliers in Brazil, Canada and India are identified as inactive. These suppliers are subject to fewer physical, regulatory and consumer-related climate risks and tend to less actively report emission reduction initiatives and mitigate water risks.