Integrating Behaviors to Create Sustainable Supply Chains

Integrating Behaviors to Create Sustainable Supply Chains

By Elisabeth Comere
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 12:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Supply Chain Sustainability


With the rise of interest in the circular economy, it is heartening to observe the evolution of corporate sustainability commitments that pay renewed attention to the entire life cycle, not just mid and end-of-life solutions characteristic of past practices, especially because of the current reality around resource scarcity. Most experts agree that global population growth—expected to rise an estimated three billion  over the next 20 years—and increased consumer consumption is putting more of a strain than ever on natural resources.

For industry, stability and sustainability of these natural resources is necessary to help secure business growth, better manage and mitigate against geopolitical threats to supply, build brand equity and more. Sustainable sourcing and management of natural capital via a greener supply chain is increasingly not just a nice to have, but a must do.  

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Elisabeth Comere is responsible for environment at Tetra Pak - the world leader in packaging and food processing solutions. She joined the company in 2006 as Environment Manager for Europe where she helped define and drive Tetra Pak's environmental strategy and contributed shaping recycling for cartons in Europe. Since 2010, she is based in the U.S., focusing on advancing the Tetra Pak's commitment to sustainability in the U.S. and Canada and is involved in various industry and customer packaging and sustainability initiatives.