Many other industries have already started integrating sustainability within their operations, companies with vast supply chain management function in Vietnam might face more challenges than others.
|Pham Duy Khiem,
General manager of Supply Chain Management, DKSH Vietnam
There are three actionable areas we believe companies that handle supply chain management should focus to advance in their sustainability commitment in emerging markets like Vietnam.
Firstly, transportation contributes significantly to environmental pollution, responsible for 70 per cent of total dust and gas emissions in Vietnam. It is vital for supply chain management companies to pay close attention to routes planning and energy consumption to minimise its emissions to the environment.
DKSH invests its efforts in order combinations, route planning, and vehicle choices to make sure we continue to offer consistent delivery services, guaranteeing reliable access to thousands of high-quality products while optimising energy consumption for every delivery we make.
In Vietnam, our delivery processes adhere to standardised procedures forged through strategic partnerships with local transport providers. Across all our partnerships, we continually advocate for the adoption of eco-friendly vehicles and renewable fuels in their transportation activities. We are also actively negotiating a climate commitment agreement to formulate optimal solutions for environmental protection within the transportation sector.
Presently, we collaborate with local transport vendors on initiatives and resources designed to monitor carbon emissions resulting from vehicle usage. Our delivery operations are optimised through the meticulous examination of factors such as vehicle types, schedules, and delivery routes, all tailored to the volume and frequency of delivery points. This approach enhances our operational efficiency and maximises cost-effectiveness in our delivery endeavours.
Under the sustainable transportation area, besides the environmental aspect, we believe it is vital for every supply chain companies to ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of the employees, especially when they are on