In an effort to address common questions and challenges regarding how to address sustainability and become "more green", the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (now referred to as SSCA) was formed in 2008. The group was formed by several electric utility supply chain executives who recognized the potential benefits of working together to green the electric utility industry supply chain in 2009, the Alliance was registered as a 501 (c) 6 non-profit corporation.
The SSCA activities aim to improve the sustainability of the products and services utilities buy and use, as well as the performance of suppliers and supply chain operations. This will be done by:
- Partnering with stakeholders and value chain partners to identify, promote and adopt successful sustainability practices;
- Fostering the availability of and demand for more sustainable solutions; and
- Delivering tangible business value to the industry through the application of sustainability practices.