The Procter & Gamble Co. announced on May 12 the launch of the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard. The new scorecard will assess P&G suppliers' environmental footprint and encourage continued improvement by measuring energy use, water use, waste disposal and greenhouse gas emissions on a year-to-year basis.
The company said it hoped that this work will lay the foundation for an industry standard and the scorecard will be "open code" for use by any organization to help promote a working discussion and determine common supply chain evaluation processes across all industries.
"We worked closely with a global team of P&G personnel, suppliers and supply chain experts to determine the most effective way to measure the environmental performance of our diverse global supplier base," said Rick Hughes, P&G global purchasing officer. "Our suppliers wanted a tool that was flexible yet grounded in existing measurement standards and, by working together, we developed a framework that will help drive real improvement across all industries."
The scorecard relies on accepted worldwide measurement standards and science, including protocols from the World Resources Institute. It was specifically designed to focus on, and encourage, year-on-year improvement -- regardless of a supplier's total size or the current stage of its sustainability program.
Suppliers will have a full year to prepare to report their data before the rating can adversely impact their supplier rating with P&G. In the future, P&G will use the scorecard to determine each supplier's sustainability rating as part of P&G's annual supplier performance measurement process.
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