Less Scrutiny Paid to Companies Calling Themselves ‘Green’
There has been a slight decrease in scrutiny over companies calling themselves “green,” according to a recent survey of supply chain professionals.
While about 28 percent of firms report a “large increase” in such scrutiny, compared to about 25 percent last year, the number of executives reporting a simple “increase” from 2008 to 2009 has declined, according to the North American Supply Chain Carbon & Sustainability report (PDF download, registration required).
The net result is a slight decrease in executives seeing increased scrutiny over “green” company claims.
In a strange dichotomy in the supply chain, another finding of the Eyefortransport study shows that more respondents see environmental programs increasing supply chain efficiencies, while a corresponding amount see environmental programs not affecting supply chain efficiencies, resulting in no net increase/decrease.
The survey was conducted in August, with more than 130 supply chain professionals responding. About 38 percent of respondents were in the transportation/logistics sector, with 9 percent in retail/CPG and 6 percent in food.
Energy Manager News
- Commercial Refrigeration Benefits from Efficiency and Environmental Efforts
- TechNavio Releases Commercial AC Report
- Dubuque Meeting Hears About Energy Audits
- Science-Based Targets Inspire a Smarter Investment Strategy in Retail
- Missouri Lawmakers Resume Debate on Utility Rate Hikes
- Wake Forest Drops Its Residential and C&I Electric Rates
- Submissions Now Accepted for Energy Manager Today Awards
- New York City Study Conclusion: Benchmarking Works