Phoenix, AZ, May 14, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- With high energy costs, rising food prices, shortages, riots, a food distribution system in a complete meltdown and limiting damage to the environment, these are just some of the major challenges facing our society over the coming years.
As the energy, environmental and food distribution debate broadens, governments and companies are increasingly being urged to play their part in taking action to avert long term, irreversible damage to our ways of life, countries and the planet.
According to Lara Sowinski of the World Trade Magazine “rising energy costs alone are pushing companies to explore ways to reduce overall consumption. It’s not just limited to oil. Electrical power consumption is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Now that companies are beginning to step up their environmental programs, they are looking for ways to incorporate a green policy throughout the various stages of the Supply Chain. Their objective is to create a Green Supply Chain, which is defined as a Supply Chain which seeks to minimize the environmental footprint of a product or a service.
UK-based Eye for transport did a survey and found that 94% of supply chain professionals polled rated green issues as a main business priority.
Pat Beattie, Ph.D
Director, General Motors Environmental Services Dept.
She stated; “GM works with its suppliers to communicate its expectations for the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment. It also identifies activities that can assist suppliers in their environmental efforts. The smaller suppliers in particular appreciate the fact that the program gives them direct access to the OEMs, as well as EPA leadership. They are learning a lot about best practices that save money and enable environmental improvements.”
RLDJ International (Phoenix, AZ) will be partnering with Green Supply Chain.Org (www.greensupplychain.org) in helping companies looking to setup and operate a green supply chain. Lack of information has been the biggest obstacle to establishing a Green Supply Chain strategy according to RLDJ. “It is a new and fresh approach to how we will now and in the future handle external costs of logistics associated with our economic, environmental and social well-being.”
Organizations and companies that are serious about embracing green practices now have a way to develop a program and educate their workforce using practical and affordable strategies. Not to mention people interested in gaining green skills for their existing jobs or creating new opportunities for themselves will have online solutions available - anytime or anywhere."
Other companies that have Green Supply Chains; Red Prairie, Port of Seattle, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Wal-Mart, Pelican, Toyota and Hewlett-Packard (HP).
About RLDJ International: Veteran Owned Small Business and leading edge innovator in the management consulting field, and they are committed to providing management and green supply chain training to organizations and individuals around the world.
For additional information about RLDJ go to www.rldjimc.com, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tele: 623-451-9449