Here’s the lie: Green Business Lie #30: I can’t ask my suppliers to sign a code of conduct. They’ll all laugh at me.
Here’s the truth — excerpted from The Truth About Green Business:
TRUTH 30: Supply chain management and partnerships
Partnerships are a powerful way to green your supply chain because they help you build a network of trusted suppliers to work collaboratively across an industry. Bu sharing information and meeting each other’s needs, you can make supply-chain partnerships profitable and innovative while increasing the quality of your products.
Get clear on what matters to you. One place to start: Use a simple map of your key material flows, and your supply chain to determine your most significant non-products (in terms of amounts, cost, and environmental impact), and which suppliers are the most significant contributors.