An interview with John Wilkerson, CPSM, SSMBB at Bellwether Services
Here's couple excerpts:
APQC: Why has green sourcing and sustainable procurement become an important topic?
John Wilkerson: Business leaders at organizations like Dell, AT&T, P&G, and the U.S. government understand our future environmental challenges and potential long-term global impact on
business and consumers
APQC: Where can someone find more research on green supply chains, green sourcing, and environmental management programs?
JW: Sites like www.apqc.org are good first steps. There is a nonprofit Web site, the Global Reporting Initiative, that offers additional guidance. That Web site has standards, metrics, best practices, and benchmarks for further study. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy have great free content. Another is the Green Confidence Index on the
Green Business website. The Institute of Supply Management recently published a Sustainability handbook that has best practices. The New York Times and the UK Guardian have a lot of content for advanced research on the green sourcing topic. The Guardian also has a lot of information about the carbon trade scheme in Europe.