US EPA Voluntary Program Activities for Manufacturers

As a follow up to auto supply chain project meetings in Mexico City and Brampton, Ontario sponsored by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) in collaboration with the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP), the CEC hosted a free webinar on July 23 on voluntary programs supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that are designed to support manufacturers in reaching their sustainability goals.

The webinar provided information on:

  • Green Suppliers Network – which works with large manufacturers to target and engage key suppliers in customized, hands-on assessments of production processes to reduce energy consumption, minimize carbon footprint, increase productivity, and drive innovation.
  • E3: Economy, Energy and the Environment – a model for collaboration among manufacturers, utilities, local government, and federal resources intended to: invest in local communities; address energy and sustainability challenges; provide valuable technical training and assessments; and, enable economic growth.
  • Design for the Environment (DfE) Program – which helps product manufacturers choose the safest chemical ingredients possible; and helps consumers and purchasers identify products that are safer for the environment, perform well, and are cost-effective.