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Spinnaker Selected as a Recipient of the SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2016
Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine Recognizes Spinnaker a Leader in Delivering Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions

Houston, TX. December 5, 2016 – Spinnaker, the international provider of supply chain consulting and returns management solutions, is a 2016 recipient of the 9th Annual Green Supply Chain Award. This year's awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain. The Green Supply Chain Award also distinguishes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains.

Spinnaker designs sustainable supply chains for Fortune 1000 companies with a strategic focus on the 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Remanufacture, and Recycle. We have successfully designed and implemented programs that diverted in excess of 50 million pounds of material from the landfill through remanufacturing and recycling. Overall, we are able to improve the percentage of goods that are re-used; increase utilization of ‘eco-friendly’ materials and packaging; and cut energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Spinnaker’s supply chain assessment programs help clients to better understand and then take actions to manage their extended supply chain more effectively and efficiently. Quite a few years ago, Spinnaker made the decision to add sustainability criteria to the factors considered when helping customers with supply chain decision making.

“Our honorees are showing that the bottom line and corporate responsibility are not mutually exclusive,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the large number of entries we received this year—almost 200—for our annual green awards. Sustainability has, for these companies, become a key part of their supply chain strategies.”

“Our goal is to honor those companies in our annual awards and credit them with the recognition they deserve,” Garrett adds. “They have recognized the need for supply chain sustainability, something that’s not always easy to do.”

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