Customers of industrial companies can be other manufacturers (e.g. car manufacturers buying steel), wholesalers (e.g. a wholesaler buying paper to sell to retailers), retailers (e.g. a household store buying ceramic products to sell in its stores) or end users (e.g. construction companies buying cement).
As a customer, by encouraging your suppliers to improve energy efficiency you can:
The most useful information in this Guide for you is:
for more than 40 other companies that have already benefited from energy efficiency initiatives
A Contact Database
with useful contacts of people and organizations who can help your suppliers improve energy efficiency, such as consultants, research institutions, CP centers, associations and government agencies
Where do you start?
- Bring the Guide to the attention of the management of your suppliers
- Include environmental and energy considerations into your purchasing policy
- Ask your suppliers what component of price of their goods is energy costs, and what they are doing to be more energy efficient