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Lean and Green by Pamela Gordon

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Chapter 13Persuade Business Partners to Be Lean and Green Allies

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We try to drive our costs down through the environmental section of our supplier rating system.

—Danny Martland, environmental advisor, British Aerospace

THE Lean and Green promise that cost savings and environmental health are nearly completely compatible is based not only on steps your organization takes, but also on steps taken by your suppliers and the companies you acquire. Use appropriate-to-business arm twisting to get all your business partners to meet environmental specifications. Smart green practices used by your business partners can reduce their costs, and allow your organization to pay lower prices for those products and services.

Also, reduce the risk of being ...

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