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Feb 1 2008   4:31PM GMT

Suppliers to large enterprises will need to prove their green credentials with an audit

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Those organizations with strong brands are helping to forge the first wave of green sourcing policies and initiatives. These policies go well beyond minimizing direct carbon emissions or requiring suppliers to comply with local environmental regulations. For example, Timberland has launched a “Green Index” environmental rating for its shoes and boots. Home Depot is working on evaluation and audit criteria for assessing supplier submissions for its new EcoOptions product line.

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