Supply Chain Environmentalism: Using Environmental ERP to Manage Environmental Impact for Competitive Advantage and Profit
Supply Chain Environmentalism is a powerful new approach that will allow companies to improve their competitiveness by optimizing their ability to identify and reduce the financial impact of environmental impacts throughout the supply chain. This approach will both protect against cost increases associated with environmental impacts and allow the companies to differentiate their products as being more sustainable.
Download our Resource Intensity white paper, which demonstrates how the measurement systems and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that evolved alongside operational improvement practices offer much of the structure needed to properly link sustainability goals to overall operational and cost-improvement goals.
Source: GE Intelligent Platforms
Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers
Environmental Leader has released the inaugural edition of its Insider Knowledge Report, which provides lessons learned from corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers. 150 professionals contributed to the free report including executives from Ford, Bank of America, Nike, Alcoa, Yahoo, eBay, Staples, Hormel Foods. Blue Shield of California, Dell, Anheuser-Busch, L’Oréal, Hasbro and Xerox.
Sponsor: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, has really brought the issue of life- cycle analysis and supply-chain emissions tracking to the forefront. With much fanfare, Walmart announced during mid-July 2009 that it would be developing a “Sustainability Index” which would in no small way require its suppliers, all 100,000 of them, to measure sustainability as part of the overall supply chain. Lifecycle analysis (LCA), or lifecycle assessment, tells us about the environmental impacts of a product throughout its life cycle.