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Sustainability Management in the Defense Industry 2010–12: Market Opportunities, Defense Industry Buyer Demand, Post Recession Dynamics and Business Trends Forecast

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Summary “Sustainability Management in the Defense Industry 2010-2012: Market Opportunities, Defense Industry Buyer Demand, Post Recession Dynamics and Business Trends Forecast” is a new report by ICD research that analyzes how defense industry buyers perceive sustainability; specific procurement strategies and practices being undertaken; how sustainability initiatives have been affected by the economic downturn; and what actions are being taken to minimize its negative effects. This report also examines category-level spending outlooks; sustainable procurement budgets; supplier selection criteria; competitive structure developments; the principal challenges associated with the implementation of sustainability practices; market-specific growth opportunities; and the investment opportunities available for leading purchase decision makers. In addition, this report explores both buyer and supplier expectations of profitability as the industry progresses into 2011, and reveals the stakeholders responsible for sustainability-related decisions. Scope • The report is based on primary survey research conducted by ICD Research accessing its B2B panels comprised of senior purchase decision makers and leading supplier organizations • Opinions and forward looking statements on sustainability management of over 529 industry executives are captured in our in-depth survey, of which 56% represent Directors, C-levels & Departmental Heads • Analysis of buyer spend on sustainability, sustainable procurement practices and post recession industry developments • Key topics include category-level sustainability spending outlooks, market-specific growth opportunities, available investment opportunities, sustainable procurement budgets and the principal challenges associated with the implementation of sustainability practices • In the report buyers identify sustainability measures suppliers should undertake to maintain their business, along with their sustainable procurement bud

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									           Sustainability Management in the Defense
           Industry 2010–12
           Market Opportunities, Defense Industry Buyer Demand, Post
           Recession Dynamics and Business Trends Forecast


           Industry Trend Report


           Reference code: ICDR1095


           Published: OCTOBER 2010




           www.icdresearch.com




Sustainability Management in the Defense Industry 2010–12                       ICDR1095 / OCTOBER 2010

© ICD Research. This brief is a licensed product and is not to be photocopied                   Page (1)
TABLE OF CONTENTS




1           Table of contents

1            Table of contents .............................................................................................................. 2

1.1          List of tables ................................................................................................................................................... 6

1.2          List of figures .................................................................................................................................................. 9


2            Introduction .................................................................................................................... 12

2.1          What is this report about? ........................................................................................................................... 12

2.2          Methodology ................................................................................................................................................. 13

2.3          Profile of survey respondents..................................................................................................................... 13

    2.3.1    Profile of buyer respondents .......................................................................................................................... 14
    2.3.2    Profile of supplier respondents ....................................................................................................................... 15


3            Executive summary ........................................................................................................ 17

    3.1.1    The sustainability management budgets of defense organizations are expected to rise by 6.8% over the
             next 12 months ............................................................................................................................................... 17
    3.1.2    Defense organizations do not consider carbon emissions as a supplier selection criterion .......................... 17
    3.1.3    Technical capability, quality assurances procedures and government clearances are critical criteria for
             supplier selection ............................................................................................................................................ 17
    3.1.4    Ability to meet quality requirements, schedule and lead-time requirements, and long-term cost objectives
             are key concerns in supplier engagement ..................................................................................................... 18
    3.1.5    Increased use of technology, pressure to reduce supply costs and reductions in operating costs are key
             changes expected in procurement objectives ................................................................................................ 18
    3.1.6    Customers are generally unwilling to pay more for sustainable products and services ................................ 18
    3.1.7    Saving costs and the attraction of new customers significantly influence companies in the adoption of
             sustainability practices ................................................................................................................................... 19
    3.1.8    Suppliers predict an increase in profitability in the next two years due to the adoption of sustainability
             practices ......................................................................................................................................................... 19


4            Sustainability In the defense industry .......................................................................... 20

4.1          What sustainability means to the defense industry ................................................................................. 21

    4.1.1    Buyer respondents ......................................................................................................................................... 21
    4.1.2    Supplier respondents ..................................................................................................................................... 23
    4.1.3    Sustainability in the defense industry - by company turnover ........................................................................ 28
    4.1.4    Sustainability in the defense industry - by region ........................................................................................... 30

4.2          Leaders of sustainability in the defense industry ..................................................................................... 32



Sustainability Management in the Defense Industry 2010–12                                                                                   ICDR1095 / OCTOBER 2010

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    4.2.1   Buyer respondents ......................................................................................................................................... 32
    4.2.2   Supplier respondents ..................................................................................................................................... 34
    4.2.3   Leaders of sustainability - by region ............................................................................................................... 36
    4.2.4   Leaders of sustainability - by company turnover ............................................................................................ 38

4.3         Implementation of sustainability practices in the defense industry ....................................................... 40

    4.3.1   Buyer respondents ......................................................................................................................................... 40
    4.3.2   Supplier respondents ..................................................................................................................................... 45

4.4         The drivers of sustainability in the defense industry ............................................................................... 55

    4.4.1   Regional drivers of sustainability .................................................................................................................... 58
    4.4.2   Drivers of sustainability - by company turnover ............................................................................................. 60

4.5         Drivers for fuel efficiency measures .......................................................................................................... 62

    4.5.1   Buyer respondents ......................................................................................................................................... 62
    4.5.2   Drivers of sustainability - by company turnover ............................................................................................. 64


5           The effect of the global economic crisis on sustainability initiatives ....................... 65

5.1         The importance of sustainability after the recession ............................................................................... 66

    5.1.1   Buyer respondents ......................................................................................................................................... 66
    5.1.2   Supplier respondents ..................................................................................................................................... 68
    5.1.3   Sustainability post recession - by region ........................................................................................................ 71
    5.1.4   Sustainability post recession - by company turnover ..................................................................................... 73

5.2         Post-recession spending trends................................................................................................................. 75

    5.2.1   Buyer respondents ......................................................................................................................................... 75
    5.2.2   Supplier respondents ..................................................................................................................................... 78
    5.2.3   Post recession spending trends - by region ................................................................................................... 81
    5.2.4   Post recession spending trends - by company turnover ................................................................................ 83
    5.2.5   Post recession spending trends - by employee size ...................................................................................... 85

5.3         Post-recession modifications to sustainability initiatives ....................................................................... 88

    5.3.1   Buyer respondents ......................................................................................................................................... 88
    5.3.2   Supplier respondents .....................................................................................................................
								
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