What Does a Sustainable Supplier Look Like? Ask IBM and Wal-Mart

What Does a Sustainable Supplier Look Like? Ask IBM and Wal-Mart

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What Does a #Sustainable Supplier Look Like? Ask IBM and Wal-Mart http://3bl.me/f3vzp8 by @TaigaCompany #sustainability
Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 2:33pm


In today’s global business environment, it is rare for a company to own an entire product or service value chain.  Business operations rely heavily on external sources exposing the supply chain as a critical component of business success.   Leading organizations are using the procurement function as a means to move towards a more sustainable business by forming "strategic relationships" with companies, large and small, who demonstrate leadership. 

Case in point,  I.B.M. said on Wednesday that it will require its 28,000 suppliers in more than 90 countries to install management systems to gather data on their energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste and recycling.  Those companies in turn must ask their subcontractors to do the same if their products or services end up as a significant part of I.B.M.’s $40 billion global supply chain.  Click here to continue reading

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