Magazine Article | June 22, 2011

Research & Trends: Meeting Sustainability Targets

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

By Leslie Hand, IDC Retail Insights

I'd like to applaud all of those organizations that have made great strides to reduce carbon consumption, particularly those in the retail sector, driving many of the supply chain initiatives related to product packaging and distribution. That said, unfortunately, many companies are falling short of targets. In fact, the January 2011 Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Supply Chain Report, written by A.T. Kearney, indicates that many companies are falling short of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) target of a 3.9% annual reduction of emissions. This is the reduction the IPCC has deemed necessary to achieve an 80% carbon reduction by 2050.