The GAIA Supply Chain Sustainability Maturity Model

The GAIA Supply Chain Sustainability Maturity Model

Lisa M. Boone, A. Jeffrey Colaianni, J. Robert Hardison, Jennifer J. Shafer, Nathan J. Shepherd, Maya S. Ramaswamy, Taylor H. Wilkerson, LMI Research Institute"

 

Summary

It is a long held truth that as economies grow the environment declines; but the Earth cannot sustain the current rate of degradation and resource consumption. In recent years, companies and public organizations have expanded their implementation and promotion of sustainability programs to reverse that historic trend. As they look for ways to reduce the negative impact they have on the environment, they are increasingly looking beyond their operations to the effect of their supply chain. To assist corporate and public managers in understanding and improving supply chain sustainability, LMI developed the GAIA Sustainable Supply Chain Maturity Model. The GAIA model is based on the maturity model concepts developed by the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute. Like other maturity models, the GAIA model can be used to assess the current state of a supply chain and serve as a framework for achieving higher levels of sustainability. The GAIA model is complete and can be used to assess and improve supply chain sustainability in the public sector as well as within commercial organizations. Managers can use the model to plan ways to improve the sustainability of their organizationsÆ supply chain and to measure the value generated along the way.

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The GAIA Supply Chain Sustainability Maturity Model

Lisa M. Boone, A. Jeffrey Colaianni, J. Robert Hardison, Jennifer J. Shafer, Nathan J. Shepherd, Maya S. Ramaswamy, Taylor H. Wilkerson, LMI Research Institute"


9/1/2009
LMI Report #: IR927R1
Releasability: Client Approval