Businesses Favoring Green Supply Chains

July 17, 2008 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

A recent survey conducted by IDC, a Framingham, Mass.-based market intelligence company, confirmed that there is a growing trend for businesses to favor environmentally friendly suppliers. The survey targeted 250 small to medium sized businesses in the manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution industries and found support for green initiatives is rapidly emerging.

According to the survey conducted by IDC, small and midsize companies are using manufacturing processes that support methods of producing products using renewable resources and seeking ways to lessen their impact on the environment. In addition suppliers are also working towards energy conservation and implementing employee training programs to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of green manufacturing.

Judy Hodges, manager of IDC’s Small and Medium Business Markets – Enterprise Applications research service, in the report following the survey stated:

“… U.S. firms have been slow to embrace the technologies that would support [green technologies]. However, in our most recent IDC AppStats Survey,we find that small and midsize manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors in the United States are on the path toward leveraging innovative technologies to support a green supply chain.”

This is a great example of how manufacturers and suppliers are working together to change the process and offering business more options when choosing where to buy their products.

By briansrapier

[via Boston Business Journal]


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