Integration of Sustainability in Supply Chains at Dubai Dialogue 2022
Businesses in the UAE and abroad are highlighting the benefits of embedding sustainability into supply chains, during the Dubai Dialogue 2022 conference, organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce’ Centre for Responsible Business earlier this week.
The annual conference held under the theme Embedding Sustainability across the Supply Chain, was joined by over 150 participants representing various economic sectors in the UAE.
Presentations and discussions highlighted best international practices and the role of advanced technologies designed to make supply chain processes more efficient and environment friendly.
Panels explored different strategies that businesses can integrate into their supply chain operations that can create long-term value for stakeholders and a positive social impact, as well as enhance their environmental, social and governance (ESG) values and reputation.
In his welcome remarks, Mr. Hassan Al Hashemi, Vice President- International Relations at the Dubai Chambers, said: “Recent studies are making a strong business case for embedding sustainability into supply chains and the benefits of doing this are far reaching.
By following this approach, companies were able to reduce costs, boost efficiency, foster innovation and generate a stronger return on investment."
He concluded by elaborating on the importance role played by Dubai Chamber of Commerce in mobilising businesses within various economic sectors to adopt responsible practices and support Dubai’s mission of becoming a global leader in sustainability.
Panelists also stressed the importance of fostering public-private sector partnerships and cooperation that can align the efforts of industry stakeholders and maximise the impact of sustainability-focused initiatives, strategies and practices.