Sustainability Strategy

By: Safiyyah Abdul Hamid

Project: Corning’s Global Supply Management (GSM) works with the company’s suppliers to provide quality materials and services at the lowest total cost. Increasingly, there was pull from customers, as well as Corning divisions, to provide competitive advantage via strategic supplier sustainability initiatives. While GSM had participated in positive activities around sustainability in the past (e.g., supplier diversity, supplier safety, supplier environmental sustainability, and supplier social responsibility), the efforts had been unstructured, inconsistently measured and without a focused strategy for success. The SGE Immersion team analyzed GSM’s activities and initiatives, division requests, as well as industry best practices, to develop a short- and long-term strategy and roadmap for sustainability.