How to be a good supplier

Guide to managing energy issues and improving environmental credentials of your business.

Two men wearing hard hats in a warehouse


This guide explains the many benefits of focusing in on your environmental performance in order to meet the ever increasing demands of customers for high environmental standards from their suppliers. It describes at high level how to implement an energy management programme, one of the simplest and most cost effective ways of improving your environmental credentials.


  • Top tips
  • Who is this guide for
  • Why are customers focused on supply chain
  • What do your customers wants
  • What are your competitors doing
  • How to get your house in order
  • Checklists and further reading

Published: December 2017
Publication code: CTV070

This guide was produced as part of the Green Business Fund programme which ended in 2019.

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