"Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product's flow from materials to production to distribution in the most economical way possible."
Green supply chain management (GSCM) is the act of integrating environmental sustainability practices into supply chain management. It involves taking steps to lessen a company’s impact on the environment at every level of the supply chain, including product design, material sourcing, manufacturing, and final product delivery.
We named our GSCM methodology:
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While the basic ideology behind GSCM is to enhance environmental sustainability, many firms have also adopted this concept as a marketing technique.
Increased public awareness of sustainability and climate change has led to the development of several far-reaching environmental groups, agencies, and organizations. As a result, a growing number of consumers now reject products that aren't sustainable.
Companies are, therefore, seizing the opportunity to use GSCM concepts to improve company reputation and brand sentiment. In doing so, they can appeal to a broader base of clients; thus, leading to improved sales and increased exports to pro-environmental countries.
Cleaner Material Sourcing
For retailers, this may involve partnering with companies to redesign packaging using recyclable or biodegradable materials. Companies may also choose to purchase materials from suppliers who source their materials using environmentally responsible methods.
By strategically locating distribution facilities and optimizing truckloads to reduce empty trailer space, companies can lower their transit mileage and reduce their environmental footprint.
Lower transport emissions
This can involve sourcing materials from nearby suppliers to reduce carbon emissions due to transportation and delivery. Some companies may also reduce emissions by using more efficient transportation systems and cleaner alternative fuels.
Companies can avoid engaging with suppliers that use banned products or materials by requesting certain types of certifications. For example, a manufacturing company may choose to only source materials with LEED-certified suppliers.