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xpedx selects winning entry in sustainability challenge

July 1, 2011

CINCINNATI — xpedx has selected a winning entry from a nationwide competition among student members of Net Impact to develop a sustainability survey and scorecard for its supply chain, according to a press release.

The top entry comes from a team of MBA students at the University of Michigan''s Ross School of Business, the release stated.

"We were impressed by the proposals from each of the teams," said David Wallace, xpedx''s director of sustainability.

"The students from the University of Michigan did the best job of applying this sustainability survey and scorecard to xpedx''s commitment to maintain sustainable operations, offer sustainable product choices and provide leadership in sustainable business practices across the supply chain," Wallace added.

According to the release, the scorecard will enable xpedx to verify its suppliers'' sustainability goals and policies.

xpedx will launch a pilot version of the scorecard with targeted suppliers in July and will expand to the rest of its supply chain through early 2012, the release noted.

Click here to read the complete release.