Ford sets out action on supply chain sustainability

CSR in purchasing , Greening the Supply Chain , Negotiating with Suppliers Jul 05, 2010 No Comments

Motor industry giant Ford has set out the steps it is taking to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain in its “2009/10 Blueprint for Sustainability: The Future at Work”.

In May Ford set out plans to survey its 35 top global suppliers on their energy use and estimated greenhouse gas emissions. The 35 suppliers represent close to 30 per cent of Ford’s $65 billion in annual procurement spending.

“Suppliers play an important role as we look to reduce our overall carbon footprint and drive more efficiency in an energy constrained world,” said Tony Brown, Ford group vice president, Global Purchasing. “This initiative builds on our leadership in collaborating with suppliers and gives them a way to participate in solving an issue that faces our entire industry.”

via Ford sets out action on supply chain sustainability – News – supplychainstandard.com.

Rod Sherkin

Rod is a former senior executive, responsible for Purchasing, for both Pillsbury and Ball Packaging back in the 80’s and 90’s. Since then, he has continued to work in the Purchasing field as both a consultant and founder of the website Propurchaser.com.

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