Experts gather to discuss greening of global supply chains

May 21, 2013
, Washington, D.C.
Leading energy efficiency experts gathered together in Washington DC on 21 May at EE Global to look at how to green the world’s supply chains.

Leading energy efficiency experts gathered together in Washington DC on 21 May to look at how to green the world’s supply chains. The Institute for Industrial Productivity was invited to participate in the panel discussion with other experts.

The event, titled ‘Soup to Nuts & Bolts: How do we improve the eco-efficiency of supply chains from top to bottom?’ was part of the 2013 EE Global Forum dedicated to energy efficiency. It ran from 20-21 May.

“By integrating eco-efficiency principles into the entire supply chain, businesses demonstrate more responsible policies, and reduce business and environmental risks,” said IIP’s Executive Director, Jigar Shah.

“Not only is that good for a business’s image, but it also has the added benefit of making them more competitive by reducing operating costs.”

Jigar participated in the discussions along with Clay Nesler, the Vice President, Global Energy & Sustainability at Johnson Controls; Andre de Fontaine from the Advanced Manufacturing Office at the US Department of Energy; Terry Yosie, CEO at the World Environment Center; Jim Stanway, the Senior Director of Global Supplier Initiatives at Walmart, and Michelle VanderMeer, the Senior Director of North American Logistics at Whirlpool Corporation.