D-Link’s efforts to green its supply chain has led it to issue a green logistics policy for its suppliers.
The vendor has announced that it will favour companies that support green practices and has issued energy-saving regulations to its suppliers based on Government guidelines.
Moving forward the vendor will show preference for suppliers that comply with ISO14001 regulations and show hazardous substance management. It also included the EU WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) into its product management.
D-Link marketing director, Maurice Famularo, said the announcement was an extension on the vendor’s intentions to create a complete ‘green ecosystem', and filled in a gap in its green strategy. The program has been running since 2005.
“We’ve been involved in creating a green initiative around our products, but what’s been missing is our suppliers,” he said. “Do our transport companies have the same kind of green credentials?”
D-Link is in no great hurry to enforce the new policy, Famularo said, understanding that these requirements will take time to implement on a global scale.
Although the program only applies to the vendor’s suppliers at this stage, he said it was an issue D-Link is taking seriously at all levels of its business.
“We want to encourage our distribution channel to also look at their logistics and disposal,” Famularo said.