Sustainability Education Series - 5. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT/SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING PRACTICES1Energy Portal Pvt. Ltd.
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(This sub-topic consist of 4 modules)
The modules in the Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) series cover every stage in manufacturing, from the product design to recycling or disposal. In the government sector, GSCM is critical in procurement programs, award of contracts, and as part of the overall sustainability planning process. The purpose of this of the GSCM modules is to describe the impact of green on supply chain management, demonstrating how green practices can save money, increase efficiency, and reduce delivery time. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
• Discuss supplier sustainability assessments and life cycle analysis.
• Explain the environment costs and benefits of GSCM.
• Explain the four steps that guide decision-making within a company’s plan for GSCM.
• Discuss the lessons learned from successful materials management case studies.
Leadership, Assessment, and Life Cycle Analysis
Environmental Costs and Benefits
Guiding Your Company’s Plan
Sustainability Purchasing Practices (This sub-topic consist of 2 modules)
The objective of the Sustainability Purchasing practices series is to bring together policies, communication tools, process improvements, standards, and reporting mechanisms to help align purchasing practices with values and incorporate these into a sustainable purchasing program. A sustainable purchasing policy promotes the use of environmentally preferable products in its acquisition of goods and services through the consideration of life cycle effects from:
- Waste generation
- Energy consumption
- Recycled material content
- Depletion of natural resources
- Potential impact on health and nature
At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
Describe the concept of green purchasing and how it is achieved.
Explain the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) DfE program.
State the benefits of a green purchasing department.
Compare the costs associated with older, conventional purchasing methods and green purchasing practices.
Concepts in Green Purchasing
Involve Your Purchasing Department in Sustainability