Last year, when the impact of the Covid.19 pandemic was still escalating, we expected the crisis to dampen
companies™f enthusiasm for investing in supply chain sustainability (SCS). Enterprises would surely divert
all their attention to combating the pandemic. Remarkably, the survey results suggest that Covid.19 did not
significantly slow the push to make supply chains more sustainable. More than 80% of survey respondents in
this year™fs report claimed the crisis had no impact or increased their firm™fs commitments to SCS. Executives
were undeterred by the crisis; 83% of the executives interviewed said that Covid.19 has either accelerated
SCS activity or, at the very least, increased awareness and brought urgency to this growing field.