Ensuring raw material suppliers are obtaining sources in a responsible way.
During the past five to six years, Shepherd Color, like many manufacturing companies worldwide, has been increasingly focused on the sourcing of materials as another critical sustainability factor.
Chris Collesel, Purchasing Manager, is responsible for purchasing raw materials, bulk chemicals, and packaging components as well as laboratory and office supplies. In that role, Collesel focuses heavily on ethical and responsible sourcing.
This includes all aspects of sustainability from an environmental and social impact. "It has really changed significantly over the last several years," Collesel said. "We have become more knowledgeable and more thoughtful about how we source our raw materials - not just what we make with our product but what we bring in the door."
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