The introduction to the special issue states that:
“This sprawling web of supply chains can raise living standards, improve conditions for workers, and help alleviate poverty. But feeding its unquenchable thirst for energy, water, and other resources puts a strain on the planet. Finding ways to relieve that strain is an enormous challenge and will undoubtedly require greater traceability and transparency.”
Wible, B., Mervis, J., Wigginton N. S., Rethinking the global supply chain, Science 6 , Vol. 344 no. 6188 pp. 1100-1103 DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6188.1100
You can also read more about supply chain sustainability on our website here.