This study focused on the need for logistics and transport companies to embrace the call to build sustainability and green agenda policies for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The timeframe of less than a decade to the targeted year of 2030, requires some sense of urgency and action to develop sustainable supply chain bases for the future of world economies. Nurturing the ideal professionals through continued professional development in green logistics is critical for policy formulation to support the green agenda and sustainability policy. This was a baseline survey of eighty organizations in Harare, Zimbabwe, targeting professionals in the middle and top management to check their level of preparedness to implement sustainability and green agenda policies in their organization.
Sixty-three respondents successfully completed the structured questionnaire. The study found out that though the organizations had information on the need for sustainable development practices, level of preparedness was still low due to lack of know-how and cost. The study recommends Continued Professional Development (CPD) for all interested professionals in green logistics and for the module to become mandatory from Certificate to Advanced Diploma Level curricular. It is also recommended that companies design some performance measurement tools to check their progress toward building strong green skills.
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