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Sourcing to Support the Green Initiative by Lisa Ellram, Wendy Tate

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CHAPTER 4

What Industries and Sectors Lead the Way: Part 1

Introduction

The first chapters in this book have provided an overview of some of the key practices in EP. This chapter provides some insights into industries and companies that lead the way in environmental purchasing practices and working with their suppliers. Examples of how good intentions can also have negative impacts are provided.

This chapter focuses on some of the strengths and weaknesses in the environmental practices of the electronics and automotive sectors, relating to EP practices. It begins with a discussion of some of the environmental regulations implemented by the European Union (EU) and how leading companies have responded. The first regulation addressed the challenging ...

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