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Green Gas has made the headlines this week - it has reached a milestone whereby it supplies 1 million UK households. According to the G...

Companies should start preparing themselves for carbon labelling, as they soon may be required to show consumers how much carbon their products have generated across their supply chain, a new report claims.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claims in its latest Supply Chain Strategy newsletter that the move may come as a response to the latest green trend of environmental responsibility and corporate social responsibility.

"The supply chain is an integral part of these labelling systems, because it is here where much of the basic information carried on labels is gleaned," Edgar Blanco and Anthony Craig, writing for the MIT Supply Chain Strategy newsletter, state.

"Research is under way to find a robust methodology for defining this information. Supply chain leaders need to keep abreast of this work and understand the intricacies of carbon labelling before their products come under the microscope."

Supply chain professionals will play a key role in the development of carbon labelling systems and so should remain aware of the issues surrounding them, the report adds.

Article Date: 06 December 2007

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