Commitment to Action

U.S.-China Partnership: Greening the Supply Chain

Commitment by

Institute for Sustainable Communities

In 2009, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and its partners committed to accelerating China's transition to a low-carbon economy by helping to build the professional field of environment, health, and safety management (EHS). It committed to establishing two Chinese-owned and operated training centers (i.e. university-based academies) that draw on best corporate practices (from GE, Wal-Mart, and Adidas, among others) to equip managers of factories all across China with the advanced skills they need to boost EHS compliance, rein in energy use, convert to cleaner energy, and achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Commitment

U.S.-China Partnership: Greening the Supply Chain

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Asia

Countries

China, India, Bangladesh

Commitment by

Institute for Sustainable Communities

Partner(s)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., The Walmart Foundation, The GE Foundation, Honeywell International Inc., General Electric, The GE Foundation, The Government of China, Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), adidas AG, USAID, Citigroup Inc, Sun Yat-sen University, The Government of China, The Government of China, Pfizer Inc, Alcoa Foundation, Guangdong Environmental Protection Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Nanjing University School of the Environment