GREEN SUPPLY CHAINS
AN ACTION MANIFESTO
- Integrated environmental considerations and Supply Chain Management process reduces emission of Green House gasses by recognizing that supply chains consist of discrete decisions, each of which has environmental impacts.
- Reduction in waste, pollution and environmental degradation
- Creates a platform for further technological advancement by identifying areas where they would have maximum impact on reducing environmental degradation
- Provides a systematic process whereby greening opportunities can be identified throughout a supply chain
- Dedicated technologies can be developed for the processes having greening opportunity
- Enables more efficient use of resources
- Increased visibility of the financial and operational benefits
- Increased organizational profitability due to positive net financial impact of Green Supply Chain projects
- Reduced procurement costs from more efficient energy and materials use
- Reduced compliance and disposal costs from decreased waste generation and use of hazardous materials
- Significant new organization because of customer-related environmental initiatives
- Increased benefits by merging supply chain optimization efforts and environmental management efforts
- Keeps the organization well ahead of the regulatory wave, creating an impetus for innovation, organizational learning and change
- Addresses the issue of Global Warming which is one of the most important concerns of environment experts and policy makers across the world
- Addresses public and regulatory hostility towards environmentally harmful organizations
- Positive word-of-mouth, viral marketing opportunities, and recognition as one of the leaders
- Increased sales for environmentally preferable products results in clean neighborhood
- Safer workplace and clean working environment
- Better health, reduced occupational health and safety costs and manpower costs
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Green Supply Chain – An Action Manifesto is written for those managers, executives and board members who want to do the right thing as they discharge their duties towards their companies. Clearly any company can reduce its carbon footprint to zero, just by taking one single action – outsourcing every carbon producing activity to another country, or company. Yet that just sweeps the dirt under the carpet. There is a better way, and this book shows a systematic approach to do just that.
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It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental proactiveness as organizations are discovering that it makes good commercial sense.
Boards are asking the management to review their policies related to environmental norms, not only to bolster their corporate social responsibility aims, but also because consumers are asking for greener supply chains.
It is also widely agreed that consumers will increasingly prefer to buy more and even pay more for products or services provided in an environmentally sound manner.
Green Supply Chains therefore address four interrelated areas of the supply chains: upstream, downstream, within the organization, and the connecting logistics process:
- Upstream activities of a manufacturing product organization include the Green Design, Green Procurement, and evaluation of suppliers ’ environmental performance.
- Downstream activities usually comprise those activities related to the usage of the products till it is finally consumed. This includes any recovery and recycling opportunities after it has provided its utility and also the disposal and sale of excess stocks.
- Within the organization, Green Supply Chain Management includes those activities related to Green Design, Green Packaging, and Green Production.
- In logistics, activities such as just – in – time, fulfillment, lot size management, and quality management all have clear connections to environmental criteria.
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