Many firms are seeking universally accepted models for environmental sustainability programs. Unfortunately, few exist. As an immediate aid to supply managers and as a precursor to creating industry-specific benchmarks for environmental sustainability, this Critical Issues report provides a brief guide to initiating a program for supply management environmental sustainability and can serve as a starting point. It is the result of various interviews and in-depth discussions with supply management executives and other thought leaders. The report covers five major stages in the environmentally sustainable program creation process:

 

Stage 1: Defining Environmental Sustainability for Supply Management

Stage 2: Understanding Corporate Sustainability Commitments

Stage 3: Getting Started and Creating a Plan

Stage 4: Creating Goals, Metrics and Definitions

Stage 5: Running Pilot Supplier Partnerships and Working with Key Suppliers

 

A set of resources on the Internet that can provide useful examples and guides to implementation is also provided.

 

Click on the following link to access the Critical Issues report, “Process Guide For Supply Management Environmental Sustainability”:

http://www.capsresearch.org/publications/pdfs-protected/cir102008.pdf

 

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CAPS Research is a non-profit research organization founded in 1986 to provide leading research to our strategic-minded corporate sponsors and to the public. Our mission is to work in partnership with a global network of executives and academics for the discovery and dissemination of strategic supply management knowledge and best practices. CAPS Research is jointly sponsored by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, the Institute for Supply Management and more than 145 Global 1,000/Fortune 500-size organizations.