Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and sustainable businesses!

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.
Home > By DEPARTMENTS > Management > Strategic Planning for Green and Sustainable Management

Quality-Performance Reviews for Suppliers

How do you evaluate your suppliers? The stroke of a pen can make a difference with quality-performance reviews of suppliers.

Find green business solutions

Ask Suppliers About Carbon Emissions!

" maker Dell, which spends $16 billion a year on Chinese-made parts, said it would add a question about carbon emissions to the quality-performance reviews it gives its suppliers. "The total score is a big part of whether they get our business," said Dell spokesman Brian Hilton, who also said the carbon emissions would be worth two points, often enough to send Dell to a different supplier." Washington Post

Want to make a difference with your corporate dollars? Take a look at your supplier policies. How do you evaluate your suppliers? If you have them complete an application to get onto your "approved supplier list"...make sure you have a sustainable business section. And annual quality-performance reviews can also have a greener supply-chain impact.

Many companies are so busy staying in business that they haven't thought much about how they accept suppliers. After all, they, themselves have a difficult time with greening their operations...or their bottom line! However, as the tide turns (no pun intended) businesses have to look at their fundamental role in society.

Both the Kyoto Protocol and its parent document, the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change, acknowledge that developed countries have a responsibility to move first on global warming. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the cumulative emissions these countries have pumped into the air are responsible for rising global average temperatures, scientists say.

This problem with emissions has been going on for a long time...and it will take concerted efforts by the very segment of society that created them to find better solutions.

Your supply chain provides a long tail of impact. You are part of a supply chain for others...and when you both look inside your operations and outside to companies up and down your industry's supply chain, you can find ways to work together in better, more sustainable ways.

Just a thought to ponder before you take that hard look at what you could do better...if the most populated regions of the developed world get flooded, it could affect your market potential!

Motivation comes from realizing there's a disease...and that you want to make it better. Emissions are the symptom of our cultural disease. The cure is found in our choices. And the therapy will be solutions based on the policies we create based on our choices.

Well-thought-through supply chain choices give us power with the stroke of a pen.

Sustainable business and supply chain choices might include some of the following:

  • Low- or no-VOC chemistry
  • Local sourcing
  • Low emissions from operations, transportation, and facilities
  • Low water usage
  • Clean air technologies
  • Alternative energy
  • Heat recovery
  • Pollution prevention
  • Manual or low-tech solutions
  • Cradle to cradle product design
  • Take back and recycling programs

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
Green Solution Providers
Green companies directory
your green solutions - business, nonprofit, government program.
It's free.
| supply chain | green consulting | operations |

Share in Social Media

Sign Up For News & Information
Subscribe to our free solutions newsletter
"Ten+ Tips for Greening Your Office"

Read prior issues: California GreenLines

Search For Green Solutions

Custom Search
Green Career Center
Green Job Wizard
Career Certifications Directory

green job training certifications
Green Biz Center
Solutions For Green
Directory of Green Companies

Solutions for Alternative Energy

rose in natural systems
Green Living Center
Solutions for Green: Consumers

Solutions for Remodeling

Backyard Nature Center


"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Goethe

Related Articles

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) to Reduce Slavery & Human Trafficking

IBM Broadens Green IT in its Supply Chain

SaaS Solutions Growing in Supply Chain Management

Related Green Resources

Marcom Tips
Interactive & Video Tips

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Green Job Wizard Job and Career Certifications Directory

Job & Career Resources

Sales & Marketing
Human Resources

Green Economy

Business Sectors
Natural Resources

Solutions For Green

About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Contact Us ~ Home

Text Link Ads

AD: Place your link here


We help you green your career, workplace and community by connecting you to quality green, sustainable and high performance resources. California Green Solutions focuses attention on effective solutions that sustain our natural systems. You can support our editorial work by supporting our advertisers and spreading the word about best practices and green solutions.
California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Job Certifications | Alternative Energy | Events | Green Directory | LED Lights | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing | Networking Events | Japan |