Supply Chain Management

Running a more environmental friendly supply chain can add value to your product offering and cut costs on your bottom line. Green supply chains have the goal of being Lean, Closed-Looped, and Short. Lean Supply Chain Management focuses on eliminating non-value added activities or “waste” from the supply chain. Closed Loop Supply Chains have the goal of reusing, recycling, or composting all materials used in the process. Lastly, a Short Supply Chain looks to purchase materials directly from local suppliers.

Supply Chain and People Relations

How to Engage Suppliers
Learn about How to Engage Suppliers for steps an organization can take to engage their supply chain in GHG management. This emerging practice is an essential piece of GHG management as supply chains often account for more than 75 percent of an organization's overall GHG emissions.

Building Internal Support: Develop Allies in Business Units
A small team of an organization's environmental, health, and safety personnel are usually the champions for addressing both organization-wide and supply chain GHG emissions. It is therefore important to develop relationships with key managers and procurement personnel in each business unit so that they can become allies and support efforts to reach out to suppliers on managing their GHG emissions.

Support Programs

The SmartWay Program is a public-private initiative between EPA, large and small trucking companies, rail carriers, logistics companies, commercial manufacturers, retailers, and other federal and state agencies. Its purpose is to improve fuel efficiency and the environmental performance (reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution) of the goods movement supply chains. Launched in 2004, SmartWay is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.

Sustainable Supply Chain and Technology Program
NYSP2I is able to assist NYS companies achieve Sustainable Supply Chain goals.  NYSP2I is funded to help offset your costs associated with greening your operations and supply chain. 

Related Grants

Use Reusable Grants
Reusable transport packaging replaces one-time (or limited-use) transport packaging with durable, reusable totes, bins, pallets and pallet wrap.boxes with reusable totes, bins, and pallets. Reusables are typically made of durable wood, metal or plastic, which is resistant to chemicals and moisture and offers strong insulation. Designed for many years of use, the sturdy containers protect products, especially in rough shipping environments.