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Suppliers’ Perspectives on Greening the Supply Chain A report on suppliers’ views on effective supply chain environmental management strategies Prepared by: BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY EDUCATION FUND 609 Mission Street, 2 nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105-3506 415-537-0888 www.bsr.org With support from: Performance Incentives Division Office of Policy, Economics and Innovations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency June 2001
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Suppliers’ Perspectives on Greening the Supply Chain © 2001 BSR Education Fund T ABLE OF C ONTENTS Foreword 3 Key Findings/Executive Summary 4 Introduction and Methodology 9 Overall Trends in Supply Chain Environmental Management 10 Business Impacts 14 Supplier Perspectives on Effective Strategies for Supply Chain Environmental Management 16 Beyond Tier 1: Cascading Environmental Improvements Up the Supply Chain 27 Future Trends and Directions 29 Appendix: Selected Resources on Greening the Supply Chain 31
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Suppliers’ Perspectives on Greening the Supply Chain © 2001 BSR Education Fund 30 F OREWORD We would like to thank the U.S. EPA for providing funding for this research project and the following companies who participated in this study: Automotive ArvinMeritor Dana Corporation Delphi Automotive Johnson Controls, Inc. Lear Corporation Magna International Motorola, Inc. Navistar-International Truck and Engine Business Services CH2M Hill DPT Laboratories FedEx Corporation Kinko’s, Inc. Pitney Bowes Quad/Graphics United Parcel Service Electronics Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Celestica, Inc. Dell Computer Intel Corporation Solectron Corporation Tyco Electronics Forest Products Georgia-Pacific International Paper New Leaf Paper Willamette Industries This report was printed on 100 percent post-consumer, process chlorine-free recycled paper
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Suppliers’ Perspectives on Greening the Supply Chain © 2001 BSR Education Fund 30 E XECUTIVE S UMMARY AND K EY F INDINGS Over the past several years, a number of organizations have investigated the increasing number of companies seeking to influence their suppliers’ environmental practices, but typically have not specifically looked at suppliers’ perspectives on this trend. To address this imbalance and gain suppliers’ perspectives and insights into effective strategies for supply chain environmental management, the BSR Education Fund talked with representatives from 25 suppliers in four industry sectors: automotive, electronics, forest products, and business services. We sought their insights on the following: current trends in supply chain environmental management; how these trends are impacting their business; their recommendations to customers on effective strategies for addressing environmental issues with suppliers; whether and how these suppliers are addressing environmental issues with their own suppliers; and future trends and directions. Current Trends in Supply Chain Environmental Management
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