transportation, emissions, electronics supply chain

3 Steps to Reduce Emissions in a Complex Electronics Supply Chain

Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility extends further up and down the supply chain. These conversations are opportunities to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a potentially significant source: freight transportation. From materials-sourcing to manufacturing, distribution, take-back, and recycling, transportation-related GHG emissions data can…

Auto Industry Updates Guidance on Sustainability in the Supply Chain

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Drive Sustainability today announced an updated version of the “Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain.” This collaboration between AIAG, Drive Sustainability and key automotive organizations provides guidance to our valued supplier partners concerning the latest industry expectations. Additionally, a supplementary reference document…

CDP Recognizes STMicro for Environmental Leadership

STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics, has been identified as a worldwide leader in corporate sustainability, and awarded a position on this year’s “A” List for water and “A-” for climate change by CDP, the non-profit environmental disclosure platform. Among the 2,025 companies that were evaluated worldwide, the Water “A”…

Brand Image: A Big Motivator for Green Supply Chains

Fifty-one percent of supply chain executives in North America consider sustainability a strategic priority, but most of the changes implemented are too small to make a significant impact, according to a new sustainability report from West Monroe Partners, a business and technology consultancy. Conducted in partnership with Loyola University’s Supply and Value Chain Center and…

Forecasting Is the Biggest Problem for the Supply Chain

Forecasting, also known as demand variability, tops the list of biggest challenges for the supply chain this year, according to a new report from eyefortransport (eft). Other top business challenges include inventory management/optimization, and cost containment and reduction. The 2015 Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Report also finds the supply chain’s forecasting challenge is its…

Achieving a Return on Corporate Sustainability Management

Growing concerns around energy generation, water shortages, flooding and rising sea levels present some significant challenges that demand attention in order to mitigate disruption risks due to potentially crippling supply chain events.  The semiconductor industry, and especially chip manufacturing, is particularly at risk of disruption and crises due to these mounting environmental challenges. While environmental…