Some Good Guys: Electronics, Chemicals and Paper

  • Lutz Preuss

Abstract

The purchasing and supply function in manufacturing companies, generally speaking, does not match its growing importance to company profitability with an equally strategic contribution to environmental protection. The majority of companies were found to exclude the environment when assessing their suppliers. Where environmental initiatives are undertaken in the supply base, an arm’s-length approach dominates and the emphasis is more on greening products than on supplier manufacturing processes. The individual managers show some awareness of environmental challenges, but their activities concentrate on packaging and waste. While undoubtedly of some environmental importance, from a life-cycle perspective packaging and waste are quite peripheral.

Keywords

Starch Dust Zirconium Carbide Cadmium 

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© Lutz Preuss 2005

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