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Facilitating the Support of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Michigan Laura L. Rauwerda, Senior Environmental Quality Analyst Michigan Department.

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1 Facilitating the Support of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Michigan Laura L. Rauwerda, Senior Environmental Quality Analyst Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment “Energy Efficient, Sustainable Detroit” SMART Tour DTE Energy One Energy Plaza Detroit, Michigan December 9, 2010

2 “Without the benchmark of where you started, you will never know how far you have gone.” Paul Murray, Director of Environmental Affairs and Safety Herman Miller, Inc.

3 The Green Strategies of a Sustainable Value Framework Strategy: Pollution Prevention Minimize waste and emissions from operations Corporate payoff: Cost & Risk Reduction Strategy: Product Stewardship Integrate stakeholder views into business processes Corporate payoff: Reputation & Legitimacy Capitalism at the Crossroads, Stuart L. Hart

4 Michigan P2 Partnerships and Programs provide P2 assistance in... Community P2 Grants Clean Corporate Citizen Green Chemistry Supply Chain Environmental Management Michigan Business Pollution Prevention Partnership P2 Small Business Loan Sustainability

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6 The Green Suppliers Network in Michigan- Added-Value of Results in the Making Voluntarily demonstrate the application of sustainable manufacturing principles along the supply chain using “Lean and Clean.” Government partners with industry. Customers actively engage suppliers. Recovered cost savings benefit business growth & improves environmental performance.

7 "We see the Green Suppliers Network review as a 'win-win' for Steelcase and our suppliers. If waste—and therefore unnecessary cost—can be removed from our suppliers' processes, that translates into a stronger supply chain, which is good for both of us.“ Mary Ellen Mika, Manager, Environmental & Diversity Supply Chain Management, Steelcase, Inc. "Participating in a Green Suppliers Network review was well worth it! Taking part in the program led us to consider improvement opportunities that may have otherwise gone overlooked." Scott Lakari, Vice President of Operations, Metalworks “We value long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers, because we’ve come to the obvious conclusion that we are what we make.” Dan Carrol, Supply Chain Director, Automotive Group, Eaton, Corp.

8 2008-Michigan Suppliers and Customers Aggregate Realized Annual Cost Savings Water Conservation Energy Efficiency Suppliers$30,000$116,655 Customers$80,000$28,276 Total$111,000$144,931

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10 Additional Collaborations University of Michigan Industrial Assessment Center

11 U.S. EPA Region Pollution Prevention Grant Program $276,594 to help implement the E3-Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance Project Timeframe: October 2010 thru September 2013 Partners: MMTC; Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce; West Michigan Strategic Alliance; DELEG; DTE; Consumers Energy; U of M Industrial Assessment Center; U.S. Small Business Administration-Michigan District, Detroit New Economy Initiative. Focus: Measuring and tracking environmental outputs, calculating related cost savings, and integrating the economic benefit of environmental measurement as a core competency into workforce training and business growth.

12 “In the Works & On the Horizon”…….. By-Product Synergy – “Closed-loop” Materials Use, “Waste = Food, Waste = Product” Chemical Issues Management –Product Design & Product Standards Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Use – Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Networking – Supply Chain Inclusion

13 Economics and Living Systems Pursue self-organization Adhere to interdependence Reinforce diversity Profit Beyond Measure, H. Thomas Johnson and Anders Broms

14 Thank you! For more information contact: Laura Rauwerda, MDNRE


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