2nd, Green Supply Chain Management Book Series: Greening the Federal Supply Chain E.O. 13514 (Environmental & Sustainability Policy) Implementation Guide

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9781934947524: 2nd, Green Supply Chain Management Book Series: Greening the Federal Supply Chain E.O. 13514 (Environmental & Sustainability Policy) Implementation Guide

U.S. Federal Environmental, Sustainability Leadership Policy, Executive Order 13514 mandates Federal Agencies and Supply Chain Partners to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission and optimize water resources commencing January 2011. This new Business Green Supply Chain Book supports 95% of Federal Vendors who are required to measure and implement a GHG Strategy by January 2011.This book was written for Large Business seeking to understand GHG requirements, an enterprise-wide GHG Emissions strategy and organizational energy, water audit, governance and water management best practices. This book was written for Small Business owners seeking to comply with E.O. 13514, reduce operational costs and potentially gain market share as the Federal Supply Base undergoes an environmental transformation. This book was written for Environmental, Sustainability and Energy executives seeking to understand the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Protocol from a Transportation, Logistics, Inventory Management, Project Management, Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, Tier 2 Supplier and Business Owner's perceptive.

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The newest Federal Government Contractor challenge became a reality when Presidential Federal Executive Order 13514 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance) was signed and published on October 5, 2009. Executive Order 13514 requires government agencies to set 2020 sustainability targets within at least 90 days for Scope 1 & 2.  GHG Scopes 3 activities such as outsourced transportation, product manufacturing, and meeting management are typically purchased by Federal Agency Leaders. 
What does this mean to Federal Contractors charged with supporting Federal Agencies, CONUS and OCONUS?  What are applicable standards, laws and statues?  What are the various roles many organizations perform in order to develop and effective environmental compliance program?  Why should Federal Suppliers design and implement a sustainability initiative?  What's Executive Order 13514 planning and implementation timeline?  Will the 95% contract mandate drive change in 2010?  What is LEED?  Is LEED enough?   Does LEED apply to my business?  What are implementation costs?  What is carbon neutral?  What is a carbon offset?  Why should my business care?  How do we measure out success?  These questions along with a hoist of Green Supply Chain myths will be addressed in the text.   
The aim for writing the Second Edition of the Bellwether Services Green Supply Chain Management Series is to help big business, small business, nonprofits  and diverse contractors embark on the green journey.  Having witnessed firsthand and studied the positive impact of private sector sustainability initiatives has me convinced that the strategies highlighted in this book will work in your firm.   I hope this business book with a touch of science will convince you that; Executive Order 13514  implementation costs are reasonable, easy to integrate and will create a competitive advantage for the early adaptors. 
 
John Wilkerson, Sustainability Champion 

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Preface:  Five Myths about Federal Green Supply Chain Management As I led my company's sustainability initiative, I found numerous greenhouse gas program myths. Myths related to program costs, low tech solutions, operational definitions and numerous standards, laws, statues, congressional mandates and other myths and questions will be addressed. Other myths that this book attempts to correct include greenhouse gas measurement approach, improvement methodology, environmental scorecards, and potential Gulf of Mexico disaster impact on Information Technology, Manufacturing and Staffing firms.  This Edition of the Green Supply Chain Management Series is targeted specifically for Federal Government Contractors.  This first easy resource focuses on big businesses, small businesses and numerous NAICS Codes such as Staffing, Information Technology, a range of Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Researchers and Development firms that are involved in Manufacturing.  This text, Greening the Federal Supply Chain- An Executive Order 13514 Environmental Policy Compliance Step by Step Guide was written from firsthand program experience, private sector past performance as well as doctorial candidate best practices research.    By following the principles, methodologies and strategies outlined in this book your company can become Executive Order 13514 compliant and become a positive Federal Green Supply Chain partner.  As one reads this resource, you will occasionally mix several terms for variety of purposes.  Let us clear the air now to avoid confusion.   In Chapters 1-5, Green, Sustainability and Environmental are used as synonyms.  Please consult the Green Lexicon for more details.  We also have used several different terms to describe Federal Contractors in Chapters 1-4.  We use Contractors, Suppliers, Vendors, Tier 1 Supplier, and Tier 2 Suppliers.  Again, we have interchanged Supplier, Vendor and Contractor for variety of purposes.  The segmentation of suppliers is a very important concept to grasp in Chapters 3-5.  Last, we have occasionally used Greenhouse Gas and Carbon very loosely.  We know Greenhouse Gas is the correct term.  Carbon is one of several Greenhouse Gases.  Occasionally use the term carbon footprint, carbon equilvent or carbon offsets as well.  

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