Environmental Impact of Materials & Production
Companies can take multiple approaches when creating eco-friendly products. The products and companies featured here at Ecospire are at different stages of this journey and have taken different approaches depending on the needs and values of their customers, corporate goals, and unique supplier relationships.
No matter what your eco-friendly priorities are at Ecospire, you can find the resources that you need to source, manufacture or purchase eco-friendly products.
Eco-Friendly Supply Chain & Products
• Material: The use of materials that require fewer natural resources and chemicals during processing and production.
• Design: Product design accounts for minimizing waste from production through disposal. At end-of-life, product is biodegradable, compostable, recyclable or can be up-cycled.
• Production: Managing production processes to reduce negative impact on the environment where the product is made. (Examples: energy conservation and reduction of carbon footprint)
• Monitoring: Performance of suppliers is monitored to track environmental impact and benchmarks are set for incremental improvements.
Eco-Friendly Supply Chain Resources
There are a lot of resources available to companies and suppliers as they work toward more eco-friendly practices and produce more eco-friendly products. You can find more resources below depending on your unique needs.
Not all eco-friendly products are created equal – meaning they won’t necessarily meet all of the criteria listed above. The above points are where we are going, not necessarily where we are today. At Ecospire, you can find products that have at least one aspect of an eco-friendly practice integrated in the production:
bluesign, eco-friendly, organic, recycled.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
fewer natural resources and chemicals
reduces negative impact on the environment