Green for go with new tool

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A NEW tool that helps companies – and their suppliers - to become more environmentally friendly, has been unveiled by Sheffield University.

The Supply Chain Environmental Analysis Tool (SCEnAT) was developed by Professor Lenny Koh, from the University’s Management School, and is already being used by a number of international companies.

“SCEnAT is a first step on the pathway in adopting a balanced, green, supply chain system approach, said Professor Koh, who is director of the University’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Centre and its Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

“The main benefits of using it are that the visible process of strategic emission reduction allows firms to promote their green credentials to supply chain partners and customers, and it provides a single, easily accessible source of potential, low carbon, intervention solutions.”

Sheffield Forgemasters director of operations, Mark Tomlinson, said: “The model has been a handy tool which has assisted us in understanding our emissions profile.

“We have been able to identify carbon hotspots within our processes.”