The Power of Partnerships for Green Initiatives
There’s power in numbers. Partnerships allow you to accomplish more together than you could ever do on your own. This is especially true for small businesses with limited staff, resources, and time. When it comes to sustainability, becoming partners with other companies up and down your supply chain can help your small business achieve its goals more quickly.
Here are a few suggestions to get started:
1. Expand your view. Look up and down your supply chain to see where you can come together to advance both your goals.
2. Communicate your objectives. Understand your environmental footprint and impact and make it clear where you are focused on making changes to reduce that impact. Ask for help and offer to help. Voicing your objectives is the best avenue to finding mutually beneficial partnerships.
3. Leverage the knowledge. Look to others for their expertise and for ways to put that expertise to work for your business. Likewise, look at what expertise your organization can offer that could help others advance their sustainability goals.
Patty Calkins Vice-President for Environment, Health, and Safety Xerox Norwalk, Conn.
To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.
If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.
- China Warns It May Retaliate If U.S. Imposes Metal Tariffs
- Box-Office Smash ‘Black Panther’ May Be Game Changer for Artists
- All 65 Aboard Plane Feared Dead in Crash in Southern Iran
- Apple’s New Spaceship Campus Has One Flaw – and It Hurts
- Winn-Dixie and Tops Owners Are Said to Prepare for Bankruptcy