• George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains

    Resilient, sustainable supply chains have never been more vital than they are now.

    The goal of the George Weston Ltd. Centre is to help organizations design resilient supply chains that balance the long-term needs of people, planet, and profit. The Centre brings together diverse stakeholders to explore major challenges such as climate change, digital transformation, supply disruptions, and the need for greater social inclusion.

    We share supply chain best practices with the many vital sectors that drive our modern economy while supporting the development of the next generation of responsible industry leaders.

Dr. David A. Johnston, PhD

“Every organization should ask; Do we have the capability and talent to lead positive change in our supply chain relationships with customers and suppliers that also includes other salient stakeholders such as society and the environment. The centre is here to help with the answers.”

Dr. David A. Johnston, PhDProgram Director, Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Program
Director and Research Chair, George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Research

    Our research centre focuses on revealing the best thinking and most credible evidence on how to accelerate changes in making supply chains sustainable. We produce and support publicly accessible empirical research driven by theory and practice at the intersection of traditional supply chain management and sustainable supply chains and disseminate research from academia to industry practitioners. This is done in collaboration with individual academics, industry partners, government, and NGOs.

  • Education

    Our aim is to develop the next generation of supply chain leaders who possess critical management skills, technical expertise and the ethical sensitivity required to provide long term solutions to the complex problems of balancing people, planet, and profit.

    The Centre supports the development of supply chain management curricula, educational materials, and experiential learning opportunities to benefit public and for-profit management education.

  • Industry Outreach

    The sustainability of supply chains has many stakeholders and many are impacted when supply chains either triumph or fail. The Centre engages industry, academics, NGOs, and government in a dialogue on supply chain sustainability issues and opportunities through practitioner conferences, research forums and other events.

Collaborate with Us

We welcome inquiries to explore how our researchers, students and other partners can work with your organization. The Centre also works to support a number of industrial associations as well as their members. Contact us to learn how your organization can get involved to advance sustainable supply chain management.

About the George Weston Ltd. Centre

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“Supply chains are the heart of Canada’s economy and provide the food, medication, and other items Canadians need by connecting communities from coast to coast to coast. We are delighted to partner with the Schulich School of Business to deepen our country’s expertise and develop sustainable supply chains that will contribute to a stronger, more resilient Canada.”

Galen WestonChairman and CEO of George Weston Ltd
  • Contact Us

    George Weston Ltd. Centre for Sustainable Supply Chains
    Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, Room G230,
    Schulich School of Business, York University,
    4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
    Email: gwlscc@schulich.yorku.ca

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