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.

Read more in The Truth About Green Business by Gil Friend, coming May 29 from Financial Times Press. Pre-order your copy today! (And come back tomorrow for another Green Business Lie.)

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