The “Green” Supply Chain: A New Role for Lawyers? - NR&E | Winter 2011
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are increasingly faced with or adopting “green supply chain management” standards and practices. A recent high-profile example is the retailer Wal-Mart’s announcement, in July, 2009, that all its suppliers must now evaluate and report to Wal-Mart on their conformance to Wal-Mart’s published sustainability criteria. The trend presents both novel legal issues and practice opportunities for environmental lawyers.