The Green Suppliers Network

An Effective Practice

Description

The Green Suppliers Network is a collaborative venture among industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the US Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Green Suppliers works with all levels of the manufacturing supply chain to improve processes and minimize waste generation. Through on-site Green Supplier reviews, suppliers continuously learn ways to increase energy efficiency, identify cost-saving opportunities, and optimize resources and technologies to eliminate waste. The result - more effective processes and products with higher profits and fewer environmental impacts.

Goal / Mission

The goal of this program is to help suppliers continuously learn ways to save money, optimize resource use, and eliminate waste through on-site technical reviews.

Results / Accomplishments

Environmental outcomes include:
-Energy Conserved (kWh): 64,983,720
-Water Conserved (gal): 8,930,459
-Air Emissions Reduced (lbs): 81,200
-Solid Waste Reduced (lbs): 573,669
-Hazardous Waste Reduced (lbs): 2,700
-Chemical Use Reduced (lbs): 600
-Water Pollution Reduced (lbs): 128,250

Cost savings totaled $17,915,310.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Kristin Pierre
(202) 564-8837
pierre.kristin@epa.gov
Categories
Environment / Air
Environment / Energy & Sustainability
Environment / Land Contaminants
Organization(s)
US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Commerce
Date of publication
2006
Date of implementation
2001
Location
USA
For more details
http://www.e3.gov/about/gsn.html
Additional Audience
Industry