Supply Chain

Many companies have found that the largest contribution to their energy footprint comes from their suppliers. Many companies are partnering with their suppliers, providing technical assistance, educational materials, and other resources to help reduce energy use.

The resources below include presentations, reports and news on improving energy efficiency in the supply chain, as well as links to other organizations and web sites working on this issue.

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Ford, Lowe’s, J.C. Penney and KB Home are among the winners of the 2011 Energy Star Awards, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today.
Most energy efficiency efforts, Google’s Energy Czar William Weihl said during Climate One at The Commonwealth Club, is a no brainer.
View a listing of various business-government and business-NGO partnerships designed to advance energy efficiency in supply chain operations.
SHENZHEN, CHINA -- Benny Fung, the head of Hong Kong-based soap and cosmetics maker Lutex, seems to have an eye for detail. The meeting room at his factory here in southern China is lined with neatly packed gift baskets. His jacket has a thin purple velvet accent around the lapel to match his purple tie.
The world's largest retailer has set a new goal for shrinking its environmental footprint and is turning to suppliers to help achieve a 20-million-tonne cut in greenhouse gas emissions from the lifecycle and supply chain of Walmart products by 2015.
Simple supply chain strategies can help companies reduce emissions and costs from their shipping activities.
This report identifies best practices in green supply chain initiatives, and highlights key issues such as senior leadership, supplier self assessments and site visits as steps to successful supply chain.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an investor-driven initiative to collect information about greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation strategies from large, multi-national corporations. In 2007, CDP investors launched CDP Supply Chain to help large companies identify opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from external operations, with results from 2008 presented in this report.
This report proposes that companies that optimize their supply chain processes can reduce overall carbon emissions and strengthen their brand image.
This report identifies opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in logistics and transport, and assesses the feasibility and abatement potential of commercially available technologies.
Hewlett-Packard and Mars were among the companies that shared their strategies to reduce energy use in their supply chains. Additionally, Clear Carbon Consulting presented on supply chain footprinting.

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