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

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CHAPTER 7

A Path Forward

Introduction

The previous chapters have provided information about how various organizations view EP, different levels of environmental purchasing, from buying green to designing for environment, and some successes and best practices. With that information as background, this chapter will review and integrate some of the information in previous chapters to help provide a framework for how to incorporate EP in your organization. The chapter begins by providing deeper insights into how to start an EP process, key considerations and differences at various stages of implementation and how to institutionalize EP as part of your organization’s practices. Whether or not your organization is engaged in EP, and no matter how long ...

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