Tools for Business

Green Suppliers

Working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Green Suppliers Network to help small and medium-sized manufacturers stay competitive and profitable while reducing their impact on the environment.

How it Works:

For a fee (about $6500), you get a Green Suppliers Network review where your product or process line is evaluated for improvements. Value stream mapping techniques are used to identify sources of non-value added time or materials, to identify opportunities to increase efficiency, and to develop a plan for implementing improvements. Often these improvements results in a cost savings that is far greater than the cost of the review.

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