The increased adoption of green best practices and strategies in the supply chain will continue to grow.
Fort Atkinson, WI (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, this week announced the year’s recognized honorees of its annual “Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards.”
Utilizing renewable energy, minimizing waste and maximizing facility and solutions lifespan are all components that leading companies in supply chain increasingly enforce. This year's seventh annual awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.
“Leading companies recognize that initiating sustainable practices in their supply chain processes is key towards driving their competitive edge in today’s still-volatile economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the large number of entries we received this year—almost 200—for our annual green awards. The increased adoption of green best practices and strategies will only continue to grow.”
Growing consumer awareness and demand, government regulations and corporate business responsibility are among a few of the many drivers leading more companies today to incorporate green practices within their business.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Green Supply Chain Awards” spotlights the different sustainable approaches that global businesses take to cut costs, save time, drive revenue and improve their carbon footprint in the areas of product lifecycle management (PLM), order demand capture, sourcing, technology & integration infrastructure, procurement and other areas of the supply chain.
“Our readers are implementing sustainable initiatives within their business processes—and they want to know that other leading companies in supply chain are also with them in the same approach,” said Hochfelder. “Our goal is to honor those companies in our annual awards and credit them with the recognition they deserve. Taking that first step—knowing where to start when initiating a ‘green’ plan in one’s business—it’s not always the easiest thing to do. We honor this year’s top 61 recipients for recognizing that there is a need for supply chain sustainability processes and for contributing to this practice with their global, eco-friendly industry actions.”
The businesses included in this year’s fifth annual “green” awards demonstrated their sustainability best practices in a variety of examples, some of which include manufacturing goods using recycled materials; using alternative fuel vehicles; and working to pass on sustainability best practices further down their supply chain to distributors, third-party providers and other key moving parts.
Selection Criteria: Green Supply Chain Award Winners:
- What makes the nominee a “green” practitioner in supply chain?
- How is the nominee implementing a green or sustainable supply chain strategy within its own operations?
- How is the nominee helping its customers realize and meet their own green or sustainable supply chain goals?
- What, if any, are the key metrics that the nominee is using to measure its success in executing on the green aspects of its supply chain?
The full listing of the 2014 Green Supply Chain Award honorees is available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website SDCExec.com. An expanded listing will appear in the December 2014 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.
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