Today is Earth Day 2014. Earth Day was founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 as a grassroots demonstration supporting environmental issues. Millions of people participate each year, and it has developed into a day that inspires awareness of and appreciation for the earth’s environment.
Like many of you, Nelson-Jameson has incorporated both sustainable and green practices into our everyday functioning. We feel that it’s the responsible thing to do—not just as a corporate entity, but as a distribution partner in a global supply chain. Our core business model of goods procurement – providing a wide line of products in multiple categories from hundreds of manufacturers – naturally facilitates a reduced logistical footprint through consolidated shipping, receiving and packaging.
Additionally, our manufacturers and customers benefit from the resulting cost-savings advantage that is gained from these distribution standards and processes. So basically, it’s a win-win.
Other external green and sustainability measures that Nelson-Jameson takes include:
• Recycling supplier/customer packaging materials and pallets that pass through our warehouses as a function of the normal course of trade.
• Recycling pallet wrap and shredded paper for packing outgoing shipments.
• Encouraging customers and suppliers to utilize electronic methods for receiving purchase orders, invoices, quotes, order confirmation and other order statements.
• Utilizing electric fax and invoice processing.
• Banking as much as possible through ACH methods.