Green Logistics Forum

94% of supply chain professionals rate green issues as a business priority - but how many of them know what actions to take to green their supply chains?

The Green Logistics Forum is dedicated to turning environmental business goals into real collaborative achievements by providing a forum in which all areas of the transportation and logistics industry can come together to discuss the issues and make firm plans to green their logistics in a informed and strategic way. Through our news we will inform the logistics community about the latest trends and developments in logistics greening. And, through our series of executive summits and webinars, we will educate the industry and facilitate new partnerships and collaborative greening efforts between associates and competitors.

The aim of each of these events will be to form the participants into a united group with the action plans and knowledge they need to go green the business-efficient way, and communicate these efforts to their customers, partners, and the public.The goal of the meetings will be threefold:

  1. Environmental Footprint Measurement: To discover the ways in which your transportation and logistics are effecting the environment

  2. Environmental Performance Reporting: To hear best practices on Corporate Sustainability Reporting, share your companies' practices with the industry, and benchmark

  3. Environmental Performance Improvements: To learn the ways in which you can green your transportation and logistics from the industry experts, collaboratively develop an industry-wide action blueprint for each mode and vertical, and make your company one of the leaders by pledging to reduce your environmental footprint

Global supply chains need worldwide goals, and the key to the Green Logistics Forum is to bring the worldwide industry together to decide upon and pledge to work towards reasonable and concrete goals that will make a real difference to the environment.

Join us at our pioneer Summit in Zurich, February 19-21, where the leading retailers, manufacturers, 3/4PLs, carriers, technology providers, container lines and ports will meet to discuss the industry's green goals and plans. The time to act is now, and the place to pledge that you will make real change is here. For more information, including a call for speakers, visit www.greenlogisticsforum.com or contact Katharine O'Reilly, Director on 1 800 814 3459 ext. 329 or koreilly@eyefortransport.com.

Green Logistics News
Press Releases:

eyefortransport's recently surveyed over 250 North American supply chain executives to establish what was driving companies to green their transportation and logistics. The resulting 'Green Transportation & Logistics' Report revealed that financial and public relations ROI means that green issues are fast becoming the No.1 priority for companies of all sizes...

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News:

PHH FirstFleet recently announced the results of a fuel study of U.S. truck fleets in the grocery, manufacturing, fuel and retail markets, Industryweek reports.

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The drinks and snacks company sets the emissions bar high, as the first UK food manufacturer promising absolute carbon reduction targets.

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Editor's Voice

As green goes mainstream, campaigner focus is shifting from bad labour practices to bad environmental practices. But, with standards in supply chain greening rising, will worry over supplier practices unite retailers and campaigners, or simply move the same war to new territory?

I was very intrigued by a recent piece in Supply Chain Digest entitled ‘Global Sourcing and The Green Supply Chain: Will Environmental Groups Target Western Companies over Pollution Issues in Chinese Manufacturing?’ (6 September). The idea is that as supply chain greening becomes increasingly mainstream, campaigners will start isolating those companies that aren’t doing enough, both in the West and in the low cost countries they source from, with ever-rising standards.  This is being compared to the strong focus on retailers’ use of sweatshops which reached its peak with Wal-Mart and Nike a few years ago.

The article proposes that the blame will be placed not just on well-known retailers and manufacturers, but with their local suppliers as well, reflecting the fact that up to 80% of a retailer or manufacturer's environmental footprint is caused, and hence controlled by their suppliers.

The further implication of this would be the creation of a chance for retailers and campaigners to unite over supplier environmental monitoring. For, though campaigners may take it to be the case that they are policing an industry that should be policing its suppliers itself, the essentially collaborative nature of supply chain greening, and the shared goal of supplier compliance, may make for a nice meeting point between these two groups. Or, it may be a case of the same war on different territory, if the two sides cannot see the logic of an alliance.

by Katharine O’Reilly, Editor, Green Logistics News (koreilly@eyefortransport.com)

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